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Plot, Details & Awards


PG In Theaters 08/28/1981 , 110min.
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Plot & Details

The first of two consecutive films to see director Peter Weir team with Mel Gibson (the other being The Year of Living Dangerously), Gallipoli follows two idealistic young friends, Frank (Gibson) and Archy (Mark Lee), who join the Australian army during World War I and fight the doomed Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey. The first half of the film documents the lives of the young men in Australia, detailing their personalities and beliefs. The second half of the movie chronicles the ill-fated and ill-planned battle, where the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps is hopelessly outmatched by the enemy forces. Gallipoli was the recipient of eight prizes at the 1981 Australian Film Institute Awards.


Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1981 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Film Nominated

Australian Film Institute Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1981 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Actor Mel Gibson Won
1981 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Picture Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1981 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

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