Synopsis: The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army.
Director(s): Peter Weir
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min


Come on, deeper, deeper.

Come on, deeper.

Come on, deeper, deeper.

From here, boy, here.

That's it.

Now, loosen up.

Come on, loosen up.

Come on, boy, loosen them up.

That's it.

Now, on the spot.

One, two! One, two! One, two!

- What are your legs?

- Springs. Steel springs.

- What are they going to do?

- Hurl me down the track.

- How fast can you run?

- As fast as a leopard.

- How fast are you gonna run?

- As fast as a leopard.

Then let's see you do it.

Are you ready, leopard?

On your mark...

get set...

Come on, boy.

Come on, boy.

- How did it feel?

- All right.

Nine and five-eighths.

They'll be all right here.

Come on, pass the rest of them.

Lester, you useless bastard!

Get after him, Perce.

Where did you learn to ride?

On a rocking horse?

- Hey, Les, go and open the gate.

- Black can do that.

- I want you to do it.

- When I'm ready.


Les, don't split them!


Billy, Zac, bring up the tail!

Bring it up. Come on.

Get them up, get them up!

Hey! A wash, lovely, lovely.

Come on. Leave me alone, will you?

Hey, Archy, him wash.

Prefer the company of blacks,

eh, Archy?

- Zac's my mate.

- We run together.

You fancy yourself as a runner, eh?

He's more than a runner.

He's top bloody athlete.

Girls run.

- Men box.

- Lay off, Les.

He can run faster than you can ride!

Jeez. Is that a fact?

Two to one,

I'll beat you to the home gate.

- With me on horseback, you on foot?

- I'll go cross-country, you take the track.

That's a fair bet.

That track's five mile further.

Yeah, have a go, Les.


You're on.


You're on.

Make your bets, boys.



Barefoot. Bareback.

Les is gonna ride bareback.

That's a joke.

- You wanna lay money on that?

- I reckon. Five bob on Les.

- Can you cover that, Archy?

- He just said he'd cover it.

You a man, Archy.

- Two to one, right?

- I'm in for five bob.

Watch it. Don't go through the rocks.

Don't go through the rocks,

go through the mountain.

There's more money that says Les wins,


There's my dough.

What do you reckon?

You're on, mate. Got a good bet there.

All right. Now let's go, boys.

You right, Archy? Line them up.

Go up the hill.

Don't go through the rocks.

On your marks, get set...


Go, mare!

Pick it up!

Come on.

You lose, sonny boy. Enjoy the walk.


Whoa, Abby. Whoa.

Whoa, boy.

Archy! You win! Archy!

Hooray, Archy! Les fell down.

Archy. Les fell down!

Zac, what happened?

Les fell down! Les fell down!

Archy, my brother, you win.

- I can't understand you.

- Sorry, Uncle Jack.

You've got the God-given ability

to be amongst our very greatest...

and I'm not just saying that, lad.

- You could be up there with Lasalles.

- Uncle Jack...

Greater than Lasalles.

And three days before your first big race

you have to go and do this.

- I'll still win.

- Yeah?

Running's not all there is to life.

Come on, kids. Hey, scram. Go.

- Peter Trevelyan joined up last week.

- No more of that. You're underage.

You ran away from home

when you were younger than me.

Not to a war.

Been all round the world

by the time you were 18.

- Barbary Coast, Spice Islands.

- I made most of those stories up.

No, you didn't.

Dad said you nearly got yourself killed

half a dozen times.

I judged the risks and took my chances.

War's different.

- How's it...

- It's just different.

You know there's no hope

that your mother and father...

would let you go,

so what's the point in talking about it?

I thought you might help me.

Uncle Jack said

the cat was having her babies.

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David Williamson

David Keith Williamson, AO (born 24 February 1942) is one of Australia's best-known dramatists and playwrights. He has also written screenplays and teleplays. more…

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