MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,444 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...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1946 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 28 Oct 2011
 
a list of 286 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 128 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Countdown to War" on Amazon.com

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

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:

Countdown to War  »

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:
?