MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,318 this week

Countdown to War (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | War
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 63 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 28 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2117 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
 
a list of 540 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 128 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Countdown to War (TV Movie 1989)

Countdown to War (TV Movie 1989) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Countdown to War.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Walter and June (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Ian McKellen, Sarah Miles, Debby Bishop
Richard III (1995)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent
A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A twenty-something drag queen dies of AIDS, but when his adoring ghost returns to the side of his surviving lover, he finds his lover doesn't exactly miss him.

Director: Peter Mackenzie Litten
Stars: Ian Williams, Thomas Arklie, Gordon Alexander
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-19th century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Greenwald
Stars: Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen
Country Matters (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Peter Firth, Ian McKellen, Prunella Ransome
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When his father dies unexpectedly, a young man seeking to cope with his grief goes on a powerful emotional journey through time and space.

Directors: Stefan Leuchtenberg, Martin Wallner
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Ian McKellen
The Shadow (1994)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In 30's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller
Displaced (2006)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Stel, a humanoid alien, teams up with a British soldier Private John Marrettie. They engage on an action-packed adventure to find a top secret file which holds information on advanced ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Holland
Stars: Mark Strange, Graham Brownsmith, Malcolm Hankey
Zina (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Zina, the daughter of Leon Trotsky by his first wife, is undergoing freudian analysis in Berlin in the 'thirties. Meanwhile Trotsky is in exile in Prinkipo having been driven from power by ... See full summary »

Director: Ken McMullen
Stars: Ron Anderson, George Antoni, Micha Bergese
David Copperfield (TV Series 1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Ian McKellen, Tina Packer, Flora Robson
The Promise (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During the siege of Leningrad Marat goes to the partly wrecked home of his parents and there finds Lika, a sixteen year old girl who has sought shelter there. they become friendly and fall ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes
Stars: John Castle, Ian McKellen, Susan Macready
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michael Aldridge ...
Tony Britton ...
...
...
Michael Culver ...
Anthony Bate ...
Sir John Simon
Lee Montague ...
Hore-Belisha
Jonathan Coy ...
Butler
Ronnie Stevens ...
Phipps
Jack Galloway ...
MacDonald
Richard Heffer ...
Wallace
John Elmes ...
Colvin
Bernard Gallagher ...
Greenwood
David Swift ...
Edit

Storyline

Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Hitler végsö döntése - A háború küszöbén  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ian McKellen shines as Hitler
18 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This British ITV production was timed for the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and is both intelligently scripted and engrossing.

The fine cast of actors is dominated by Ian McKellen's mesmerising Hitler. Many actors have attempted to inhabit the skin of the German dictator but to my mind McKellen's performance is one of the best ever committed to film (or in this case, videotape). It is completely convincing and never lapses into caricature. McKellen possesses the same piercing blue eyes as the Fuhrer which adds to the verisimilitude of his performance.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Countdown to War (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?