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The Fighting Rats Of Tobruk
The Fighting Rats Of Tobruk
Actors: Grant Taylor, Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty, Pauline Garrick, Mary Gay
Director: Charles Chauvel
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
NR     2001     1hr 8min

An Englishman and two Australians are sent to North Africa to fight side-by-side in the major battles that help Australia capture Tobruk. The Germans with hordes of tanks and infantry are defeated in some of the most incre...  more »

     
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Actors: Grant Taylor, Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty, Pauline Garrick, Mary Gay
Director: Charles Chauvel
Creators: George Heath, Charles Chauvel, Gus Lowry, Charles Munro, Elsa Chauvel, Maxwell Dunn
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: Fox Lorber
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 12/18/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 8min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Documentary My Dear Rat
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 12/04/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First I would like to say the transfer from film to DVD is only mediocre. Some of the dark battle scenes in the original go completely black on DVD. This movie starts out like a documentary in Australia with the commentator talking about the Australian cattle ranchers. From time to time through out the movie it goes back to a documentary style. This bored me to the point that I fast forwarded it to the point they go off to war. The rest of the movie moves at a decent pace and the acting isn't to bad. Peter Finch is in it and turns in a fair performance. However; there are a couple scenes where the commanders are planning their battle tactics that are very stiff. Overall the movie just doesn't make it in my library of those WWII movies to own. If you are really into Australia's war movies you may find this more redeeming than I did. I'm giving my DVD to a charity."
BETTER CHOICES FOR TOBRUK
S.L.S | Ontario Canada | 03/02/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you are interested in the battle of Tobruk,you would be better
off opting for two Richard Burton movies about thIS battle:
The Desert Rats or Raid on Rommel."