The Lighthorsemen (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lighthorsemen (1987)




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Four gallant men of the Australian Light Horse Regiment are thrust into the last great cavalry charge when the British campaign in Palestine becomes stalemated in 1917. In a desperate attempt to aid the Allies' cause, 800 young Australian horsemen set off against gunfire and insurmountable odds in a last ditch attempt to save the attacking British soldiers from imminent annihilation by the Turco-German Army.


Jon Blake
as Scotty
Peter Phelps
as Dave Mitchell
Tony Bonner
as Col. Murray Bourchier
Bill Kerr
as Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel
Anthony Andrews
as Maj. Meinertzhagen
Jerome Anthony Hawkins
as Gen. Sir Edmund Allenby
Gerard Kennedy
as Ismet Bey
Shane Briant
as Reichert
Ralph Cotterill
as Von Kressenstein
John Heywood
as Mr. Mitchell
Di O'Connor
as Mrs. Mitchell
Grant Piro
as Charlie
Patrick Frost
as Sgt. Ted Seager
Anne Scott-Pendlebury
as Nursing Sister
Graham Dow
as Hodgson
James Wright
as Fitzgerald
Scott Bradley
as Lt. Burton
Peter Merrill
as Young German Officer
Nick Waters
as Lighthorse Sgt.
John Larking
as Station Master
Matthew Randell
as British Sgt.
Peter Douglas
as Cockney Lance Corp.
Jay Willoughby
as Farrier Sgt.
Iain Strutt
as Armourer Sgt.
David Sandler
as Dying Turk
Michael Kitscke
as Trooper at Ruins
John Kelly
as British Major
Stephen Crockett
as Chauvel's Aide
Tony Mack
as Allenby's Sigs Officer
Bill Stacey
as German Artillery Officer
David Bracks
as Turkish Range Finder
Simon Palomares
as Turkish Officer
Mark Pretti
as Ambulance Driver
Robert Simper
as German Trench Officer
Steve Bastoni
as Turkish Demolition Soldier
Jason Dunn
as Trooper in Demolition Room
Terry Brittingham
as Ambulance Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Lighthorsemen

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

This time the sequence lasted 14 minutes and is even more breathtaking. Every element of this sequence - the horsemanship, the photography by Dean Semler, the editing by Adrian Carr - is praiseworthy...

April 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, despite all of the other briefings and countless subtitles identifying various general's headquarters, I was disoriented almost all the way through the movie.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Creaky Australian WWI saga doesn't improve with age.

March 23, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Powerful Australian war-classic with a bevy of great performances

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

A solid war film that builds to a riveting climax.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

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