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Straight Into Darkness (2004)

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Western Europe, 1945. The gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive Losey and the mean, base, and vicious Deming are two radically contrasting American soldiers who desert their platoons during the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Francis ...
Losey
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Deming
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Maria
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Soldier (as James LeGros)
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Soldier
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Deacon
Liliana Perepelicinic ...
Anna
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The Lunatic Priest
Rebecca Denton
Nelu Dinu ...
Nelu
Mihai Verbintschi ...
Buchler (as Mihai Verbintshi)
Ion Bechet ...
Sergeant
Iulian Baltatescu
Okan Kayam ...
Darius (as Okan Kaian)
Andrei Dumitrescu ...
Andrei
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Western Europe, 1945. The gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive Losey and the mean, base, and vicious Deming are two radically contrasting American soldiers who desert their platoons during the final days of World War II. The pair stumble across a ragtag group of orphans who have been trained as ruthless killers. The two soldiers, the orphans, and the two adults who serve as surrogate parents to the children are forced to make a desperate stand against a Nazi tank battalion who have them trapped inside an old crumbling building. Written by Woodyanders

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In War The Only Glory Is Survival.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Antimetopoi me tin Kolasi  »

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Trivia

Ryan Francis replaced another actor who quit a day or two before the shooting of the movie began. See more »

Goofs

One of the AWOL soldiers is a paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division. He wears the correct airborne-style helmet, which has a chin cup and extra reinforcing straps. The other GI is a regular ground infantryman whose helmet should have a standard, simple strap with no chin cup. However, he too is wearing an airborne helmet. See more »

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Losey: The world can be a beautiful place. If you just look at it right.
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Very interesting film, graphic, terrifying, poignant.
26 February 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I recently saw a special screening of "Straight Into Darkness" at the Italian Institute of Culture as part of the "Best of the Milan Film Festival" series. The title is very appropriate -- disturbing and thought provoking, the film takes the audience straight into the darkness, violence and brutality of war. The actors are terrific, most notably Scott MacDonald as Deming. The character's base, savage "survival at any cost" mentality is terrifyingly portrayed by Mr. MacDonald. I was so involved in the story that I was ashamed of Deming being an American. I have seen many films set in World War II, but none has ever affected me quite like "Straight Into Darkness."


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