The Lighthorsemen Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for The Lighthorsemen the Movie

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Compelling WWI drama follows several battle-hardened men of the Australian Light-Horse mounted infantry stationed in the Middle Eastern desert and the new recruit who joins their ranks and craves acceptance. Superbly filmed, particularly the final battle scene which pits the Aussies against the Turks for control of the wells at Beersheba. Fine performance by Andrews in this epic which contains the essential elements of a good war movie--horses, guns, and more horses. Originally filmed at 140 minutes. Good companion film for another Aussie WWI saga: "Gallipoli."

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, World War I, Big Battles, Down Under, Horses, Middle East, Military: Foreign
Screenplay
Ian Jones
Cast
Jon Blake, Peter Phelps, Tony Bonner, Bill Kerr, Nick Waters, John Walton, Tim McKenzie, Sigrid Thornton, Anthony Andrews, Shane Briant, Gary Sweet, Gerard Kennedy
Cinematography
Dean Semler
Director
Simon Wincer
Music
Mario Millo
Producer
Simon Wincer, Ian Jones

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