Danger Close (2019)

Introduction

In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.

Originally titled ‘Danger Close: The Battle for Long Tan’.

Outline

Australian and New Zealand soldiers face overwhelming odds as they fight for their lives during the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam.

Trivia & Goofs

  • Travis Fimmel undertook weapons training with ex Commando and SASR soldiers in Perth prior to filming commencing.
  • In February 2018 the producers called for 100-200 Australians with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan as extras.
  • Producer Martin Walsh previously made the documentary film The Battle of Long Tan (2006), narrated by executive producer Sam Worthington.
  • Film makers used one of the actual RAAF UH-1B Huey Choppers which flew in the Battle of Long Tan in the movie. For all the interior and close up chopper scenes in the movie, they used A2-1022 which was one of the two RAAF Choppers which flew in Little Pattie and Col Joye from Vung Tau to Nui Dat, conducted the crucial ammunition resupply during the battle and participated in the night retrieval of Australian wounded and dead. A2-1022 is proudly on display at the Caloundra RSL and before they handed her back, they fully restored her.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Kriv Stenders.
  • Producers: Stuart Beattie, Tony H. Noun, Silvio Salom, Andrew Mann, Martin Walsh, John Schwarz, and Michael Schwarz.
  • Writers: Stuart Beattie, James Nicholas, Karel Segers, Paul Sullivan, and Jack Brislee.
  • Music: Caitlin Yeo.
  • Cinematography: Ben Nott.
  • Editor: Veronika Jenet.
  • Production: Screen Queensland, Screen Australia, Saboteur Media, Red Dune Films, Deeper Water Films, Sunjive Studios, THN Nominees, Hoosegow Productions, and Ingenious Media.
  • Distributor: Transmission Films.
  • Release Date: 08 August 2019 (Australia).
  • Running Time: 118 minutes.
  • Country: Australia.
  • Language: English.

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