Director: Peter Weir Cast: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Harold Hopkins
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The first of two consecutive films to see director Peter Weir team with Mel Gibson (the other being The Year of Living Dangerously), Gallipoli follows two idealistic young friends, Frank (Gibson) and Archy (Mark Lee), who join the Australian army during World War I and fight the doomed Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey. The first half of the film documents the lives of the young men in Australia, detailing their personalities and beliefs. The second half of the movie chronicles the ill-fated and ill-planned battle, where the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps is hopelessly outmatched by the enemy forces. Gallipoli was the recipient of eight prizes at the 1981 Australian Film Institute Awards.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2005
UPC: 0097360361025
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:51:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Entrenched: The Making of Gallipoli - 6 documentaries; Theatrical trailer; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French Mono; English subtitles, Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Frank Dunne
Mark Lee Archy
Harold Hopkins Les McCann
Ronny Graham Wallace Hamilton
Stan Green Sgt. Major
Robert Grubb Billy
Heath Harris Stockman
Graham Dow Gen. Gardner
David Argue Snowy
Bill Hunter Maj. Barton
Bill Kerr Jack
Jenny Lovell Waitress
Tim McKenzie Barney
John Morris Col. Robinson
Gerda Nicolson Rose Hamilton
Paul Sonkkila Sniper
Max Wearing Col. White
Charles Yunupingu Zac
Harold Baigent Camel Driver
Reg Evans Official
Jack Giddy Official
Dane Peterson Announcer
Paul Linkson Recruiting Officer
Steve Dodd Billy Snakeskin
Phyllis Burford Laura
John Murphy Dan Dunne
Peter Ford Lieutenant Gray
Geoff Parry Sgt. Sayers
Moshe Kedem Egyptian Shopkeeper
Don Barker N.C.O. at Ball
Brian Anderson Railway Foreman

Technical Credits
Peter Weir Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
William M. Anderson Editor
Su Armstrong Production Manager
Alison Barrett Casting
Russell Boyd Cinematographer
Steven Richard Courtley Special Effects
Mark Egerton Asst. Director
Mont Fieguth Special Effects
Ben Gannon Producer
Patricia Lovell Producer
Judy Lovell Makeup
Brian May Score Composer
Chris Murray Special Effects
Francis O'Brien Executive Producer
Herbert Pinter Art Director
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
John Seale Camera Operator
Robert Stigwood Producer
Wendy Stites Production Designer
Wendy Weir Production Designer
David Williamson Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gallipoli
1. As Fast as a Leopard
2. The Distant War
3. The Late Entry
4. Not Coming Home
5. Journey to Perth
6. The Light Horse
7. The Infantry
8. Foreign Exchange
9. Mates
10. Front Lines
11. A Blind Eye
12. The Runner
13. Push On
14. The Final Race
15. End Credits

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Gallipoli 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie first introduced me to Mel Gibson,and Peter Weir.When Mel's face first appeared on the screen,it was obvious he was going to be a huge star.He literally lit up the screen!Weir has a way of bringing out the very best in the actors(just watch Mosquito Coast with Harrison Ford).I recommend this film to EVERYONE because it is so great!What makes it so great? The visuals,the story,the characters, the music,well everything.It's a must see,just bring your tissues!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first watched this film on television I was blown away by the incredible story of these two Austrailian runners/friends turned soldiers. There's absolutly everything in this film - Drama, War but above all friendship. I would recomend this film for the great acting, visuals and incredible music but most important is the emotional story of all the real soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli. Please watch this film, you will be glad you did.