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How Many Miles to Babylon? 

Wealthy Alexander Moore and working-class Jerry Crowe are childhood friends and in 1914 find themselves in the same Army unit - Alex as an officer and Jerry as a private. They still remain ... See full summary »

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Alex
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Jerry
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Mrs. Alicia Moore
Alan MacNaughtan ...
Mr. Frederick Moore
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Major Glendinning
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Bennett
Patrick Hannaway ...
Sergeant Barry
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Corporal O'Keefe
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Angry Major
Philip Fox ...
Padre
Claude Le Saché ...
French Cafe Proprietor
Ray Callaghan ...
Cave
Oscar O'Lochlainn ...
Alex as a Boy
David O'Connor ...
Jerry as a Boy
Peter Donovan ...
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Wealthy Alexander Moore and working-class Jerry Crowe are childhood friends and in 1914 find themselves in the same Army unit - Alex as an officer and Jerry as a private. They still remain close, however, until Jerry is court-martialed for desertion, and Alex is put in charge of the firing squad. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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26 February 1982 (UK)  »

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tender anti-war, anti-military movie

This film made a lasting impression on me. On the surface it's an anti-war movie, "anti" this terrorism of the rich against the poor. Under the surface, it's however also "anti" present society of cheap slogans and "self-evident" "truths". It attacks power as such, so I think, and how impossible it is to stay decent when you are in power. It turns its back on the abomination that we call "society", just like any decent work of art has an obligation to do, instead of joining in the chorus of the fresh business-men waging unprovoked wars in the name of whatever they can think of to make their business more outrageously "successful", which to them is "protecting their American way of life".


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