Release Date: 1981
DVD Release Date: June 26th, 1999
PG|1 hr 50 min
Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson) are two young Australian sprinters who want to join the army to fulfill their sense of duty. Turned down because they are too young, the pair hop a freight train to Perth, where they are allowed to join up. They board a troop ship headed to Cairo and, after training in the shadows of the Great Pyramids, the boys are finally sent to the front line, where their speed makes them candidates for messengers in one of the war's bloodiest battles.
Cast: Mark Lee, Mel Gibson, Bill Kerr, Ron Graham, Harold Hopkins, Charles Yunupingu, Heath Harris, Gerda Nicolson
Director: Peter Weir
Production Co: Australian Film Commission