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Breaker Morant [1980 film] by Bruce…

Breaker Morant [1980 film] (1980)

by Bruce Beresford (Director), Kenneth Ross (Screenwriter), David Stevens (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Bryan Brown (Actor), Terrance Donovan (Actor), Lewis Fitz-Gerald (Actor), Chris Haywood (Actor), John Waters (Actor)1 more, Edward Woodward (Actor)

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Beresford, BruceDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ross, KennethScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevens, DavidScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, BryanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donovan, TerranceActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fitz-Gerald, LewisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Haywood, ChrisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Waters, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woodward, EdwardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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'Don't make a mess of it.' Of such stuff are legends built, heroes made, and plays written. The popularity of Harry 'Breaker' Morant survives still, in this play written by Kenneth Ross. Here Ross, in theatrical terms, has created the last days of 'Breaker' Morant based on what is known of the characters involved, the circumstances leading up to the arrests, and a number of events known to have occurred at the time. Originally performed by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Athenaeum Theatre on 2 February 1978. The script of the film Breaker Morant, produced by the S.A. Film Corporation was adapted from Kenneth Ross's play.

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Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants.… (more)

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