Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam – for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in Australian military history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. 18 Australians and more than 500 enemy were killed.

Release Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019
Rating: MA15+ - Not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Running Time: 1hr 58m
StarringDaniel Webber, Travis Fimmel, Richard Roxburgh
Directed byKriv Stenders
CountryAustralia
GenreAction, Drama, War
Official Site https://dangerclosemovie.com