THE LIGHTHORSEMEN

Available formats

DCP, HDCAM

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Cast

Peter Phelps
Nick Waters
John Larking

Director

Simon Wincer

Producer

Antony I. Ginnane, Ian Jones, David Lee, Simon Wince

Genres

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Film synopsis

In the great Australian spirit of courage and high adventure comes a true Australian legend, from the creators of Phar Lap and The Man From Snowy River. Four gallant men of the Australian Light Horse Regiment are thrust into the last great cavalry charge when the British campaign in Palestine becomes stalemated in 1917. In a desperate attempt to aid the Allies’ cause 800 young Australian horsemen set off against gunfire and insurmountable odds in a last ditch attempt to save the attacking British soldiers from imminent annihilation by the Turco-German Army. Featuring a stellar Australian cast including Jon Blake (ANZACS), Peter Phelps (Lantana), Gary Sweet (The Tracker), Bill Kerr (Gallipoli), Gerard Kennedy (Against The Wind), Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited), Sigrid Thornton (The Man From Snowy River) and epically framed by Academy Award® winning cinematographer Dean Semler, The Lighthorsemen is an action-packed heroic gallop into Australia’s wartime history.

Running time

114 Minutes

Year of production

1987

Classification

Violence