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Offline Mick_Marsh

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"Danger Close" the movie
« on: August 11, 2019, 10:26:47 AM »
I saw "Danger Close" yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
The first Landy I saw in it was a Gunbuggy. There were quite a few scenes with S2a Landrovers, APCs and Inters.
Some in the audience got quite emotional so it must have been a good movie
It didn't follow the events as accurately as I have read.

This movie is a long time coming and I thought they did a great job. I'll be adding it to my collection of Australian flicks when it comes out on bluray.

Anyone else seen it?
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Re: "Danger Close" the movie
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 04:11:41 PM »
Mick, would you classify it as a doco or a drama ??
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Re: "Danger Close" the movie
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 07:28:13 PM »
Yep.
It's not a docco. It's a drama based on real events.
Bear in mind, veterans from those events had an advisory role on the project. Veterans have seen the film and given it the nod of approval.
It's a bloody good flick. There were many in the cinema I was in that appeared to be of the age that they may have been there at the time. They were quite emotional.

If you want to see a doco, might I recommend the one narrated by Sam Worthington. I watched it on youtube.
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Re: "Danger Close" the movie
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 12:54:44 PM »
They blew up a 2a shorty in the movie!

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Re: "Danger Close" the movie
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 04:49:58 PM »
They blew up a 2a shorty in the movie!
Yep.
Sad, that.

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Re: "Danger Close" the movie
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2019, 01:45:08 PM »
Gday fellas did army series twos have free wheel hubs fitted during Vietnam era as one had them fitted in the movie.

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Re: "Danger Close" the movie
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2019, 02:33:45 PM »
Gday fellas did army series twos have free wheel hubs fitted during Vietnam era as one had them fitted in the movie.

I'd feel fairly confident noting that the army S2a vehicles would not have had FWHs fitted in service.

I'm sure that some purchasers did mistakenly fit them once they were sold off - FWHs may have been seen by some buyers to be a useful modification without paying attention to the downside of doing so.

I'm guessing what you saw was a 2a being used a movie prop (could have been an ex-service 2a) - unlikely to have been a S2 :) .
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Re: "Danger Close" the movie
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2019, 08:18:00 PM »
No, the army did not use freewheeling hubs in the Vietnam era or at any other time as far as I know.
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