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The Lighthorsemen

Category: 22
All Genres: War, Drama
Release Year: 1987
Country: Australia
Runtime: 131
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Simon Wincer
Sound: Dolby

  • They did what they were told…They didn't know it was impossible
  • The fall of an empire… The birth of a legend…
  • A true story of war, love and courage.
  • The Lighthorsemen are coming… and nothing can stop them.

  • Writing by: Ian Jones – writer

    Produced by: Jan Bladier – associate producer
    Antony I. Ginnane – executive producer
    Ian Jones – producer
    David Lee – associate producer
    Simon Wincer – producer

    Cast: Peter Phelps – Dave Mitchell
    Nick Waters – Lighthorse Sergeant
    John Larking – Station Master
    John Heywood – Dave's Dad
    Di O'Connor – Dave's Mum
    Shane Briant – Reichert
    Ralph Cotterill – Gen. Friedrich von Kressenstein
    Bill Kerr – Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel
    Grant Piro – Charlie
    Tony Bonner – Col. Murray Bourchier
    Serge Lazareff – Rankin

    Music: Mario Millo
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba…
    Plot: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse… Lighthorseman Frank is wounded in a skirmish with Bedouin. He is replaced by a young soldier, Dave, who proves to be a crack shot, but reluctant to fire at the enemy. Dave proves himself during a German biplane attack. Recuperating in hospital, he meets a sympathetic nurse, Anne… The regiment is called upon for a bold flanking attack on Beersheba. But how do you convince the Turks the main attack will come at Gaza? And how do you attack across a desert without water?

    Movie Quotes: Dave: Hey, Scotty, you're not Scotch, are you?
    Scotty: No.
    Dave: Then, why do they call you Scotty?
    “>Scotty thinks]
    Scotty: Cause I'm Irish.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There is a dedication to Dar Robinson, a stuntman who died in a motorbike accident as Lethal Weapon was in Post-Production.

    Goofs: We know about 40 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Amanda Hunsaker is falling, she looks like she is going to hit the windscreen of the car, and yet ends up in the middle of the roof.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Lead Actor Jon Blake was injured in a car accident near Nectar Brook, South Australia after shooting had wrapped on the last day of filming, 1 December 1986.

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