Tom Jeffrey

Tom Jeffrey – The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

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In The Odd Angry Shot director Tom Jeffrey provides a cathartic Australian answer to Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter. Australia’s participation in the Vietnam War was as much of an alienating and soul-searching experience for Australians as for Americans, and Jeffrey’s frank portrayal of a group of Australian volunteers casts the war in a different light from the perspective of a Cimino or Oliver Stone. The story concerns a corp of Australian elite soldiers — the Special Air Service troops (the equivalent of the United States’ Special Forces group) — and the elite group’s more pragmatic and hopeful attitudes — whiling away the time in mindless diversions and cracking jokes. Then one of their own is killed and their feelings about the war suddenly change. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi Read More »