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Straight Into Darkness (2004)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  19 February 2004 (USA)
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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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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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Jeff Burr was inspired to make this movie after his father died. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the two AWOL GI's first encounter the partisan and his wife, one of the soldiers cautiously holds the couple at gunpoint while trying to identify them. But as different angles are shown of this scene, the GI's pistol changes from a U.S. M1911A1 semi-automatic to a German P.38 semi-auto, then back to a U.S. M1911A1. See more »

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Deming: I am the conquer worm!
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They should make more like this
8 November 2013 | by (Alberta Canada) – See all my reviews

I would simply say that this is an engaging and creative film. As another reviewer said it is refreshing and is non-formula following, which in my opinion adds to the score of any movie. I enjoyed it very much and while it's true that some scenes look a little cheesy, it is almost unnoticeable given that the acting and storyline are very good. People who give a movie like this a poor review shouldn't be reviewing movie's because it suggests that they "don't get it" where good movie-making is concerned. Perhaps they prefer the common tired out prescribed formula type scripts that this is not.. I liked very much that we were not expected to like the main characters just because they were the so called good guys (American). They came across as real and war traumatized trying to deal with an unimaginable situation, to which they do "not" always measure up. (Like some phony assed John Wayne Hollywood garb). See this movie!!


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