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Straight Into Darkness (2004)

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

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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 | Horror | War

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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January 2004 (USA)  »

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Antimetopoi me tin Kolasi  »

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Trivia

Susan George and Jenny Agutter were also considered for the role of Maria. 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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Losey: The world can be a beautiful place. If you just look at it right.
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good old WWII film
14 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Into the Darkness is about two deserters during world war two who escape their MPs and stumble upon a group of French resistance fighters consisting of two teachers and a hand full of special children. The kids all live in an old defunct factory with a hidden treasure. At first the GIs are not welcome, for reasons that are obvious if you see the film. They fight off a common enemy, some Nazis that come to the factory to get the treasure at the end of the war. The children and the GIs have no idea that the war is actually over. Lots of fighting and some flashbacks help explain some of the characters past. The story is entertaining and tragic all at the same time. Not as graphic as it could have been, the characters were all believable through strong acting and good direction. Not for the squeamish.


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