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Straight Into Darkness (2004)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  January 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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Action | Drama | War

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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

The opening sequence in the minefield was shot on two different locations. See more »

Goofs

Deming smashes up the face of the MP and swaps dog tags so that it will appear that he is dead. However, given that he does not change the uniform or helmet and only places the tags on the body and not around the neck), it is still possible that the body will not be identified as his. See more »

Quotes

Losey: Ever wonder what this place was like before the war?
Deming: No!
Losey: Ever wonder what you were like before the war?
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Basescu rulez
15 December 2004 | by (Bucharest) – See all my reviews

Andrei Dumitrescu is exceptional. Vote Basescu!!!

It's good to see there are still some filmmakers out there who push their craft beyond some tired formula. Despite a low budget (which shows at times) this film is obviously a labor of love for the director and the cast. The scenes involving the children are superbly handled and director Jeff Burr deserves enormous credit for their effectiveness. I love war films and this one works on that level, but it can't be pigeon holed as just another war movie. There's a lot going on and sometimes the filmmakers' reach exceeds their grasp, but more often the movie is very, very effective. This movie will have you talking


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