After discovering that Japanese guards tortured and massacred hundreds of Australian soldiers at a World War II internment camp, determined Australian prosecutor Capt. Cooper fights to bring those responsible for these atrocities to justice.
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Solid military courtroom picture stands as a strong showcase for Bryan Brown. The Japanese massacre on Ambon (Indonesia) of POW's is the subject here capturing the futility of trying to bring to justice those who gave the orders not just those who carried those orders out. Also marks the screen debuts of both Deborah Unger and Russell Crowe.