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Two Men Went to War (2002)

PG | | Comedy, War, Drama | 1 November 2002 (UK)
Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.

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Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson
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Emma Fraser
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Faith
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Maj. Bates
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Col. Hatchard
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SM Dudley
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Maj. Merton
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Pvt. Horrocks
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Chief armourer
Paul Bayfield ...
Mike (soldier #1)
Jason Round ...
Soldier #3
Tim 'Nobby' Clarke ...
Young sergeant
Nick Miles ...
Sgt. Mowat
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Storyline

Based on a true story, Sergeant Peter King of the Army Dental Corps, too old to fight, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a trainee dental mechanic in the Corps, are thrown together by their passionate desire to see active service. Armed with just two revolvers and a dozen grenades, King persuades Cuthbertson to join him on a mission to occupied France. In a letter to Winston Churchill, King explains their intention to invade France and fight the Germans. After a number of failed attempts, they finally arrive by boat and stumble across a German radar station. They succeed in blowing up what they believe to be the main Operations Room, but are soon forced to make their escape as the entire compound unexpectedly erupts with gunfire and explosions. After narrow escapes from the Germans and a stray mine in the Channel, the two men are picked up at sea and interrogated as spies. Identified as deserters, they are returned to their barracks to be court-martialed. At the eleventh hour King and ... Written by Ira Trattner

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A true story . . . that no one believed See more »

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Comedy | War | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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1 November 2002 (UK)  »

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2 Men Went to War  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,672 (USA) (26 March 2004)

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$150,208 (USA) (27 May 2005)
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Trivia

This movie's opening preamble states: "Most of what follows is true." See more »

Goofs

The British locomotive seen taking the two men to Plymouth (preserved West Country Class - Blackmore Vale) was not built until 1946. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson: Is that cheese off?
Sgt. Peter King: No, it's French.
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Connections

Followed by Two More Men Went to War (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn Your Money in Your Pocket
Written by Carrie Brown (as Brown), Ruth Lowe (as Lowe) and Harry Parr Davies (as Parr-Davies)
Performed by Jimmy Messene and Al Bowlly
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brilliant!
4 December 2002 | by (Richmond) – See all my reviews

A Brilliant film-this is one of the rare films that you can sit down and watch with all the family. Everett and Villiers have managed to write a fantastic tale of two courageous men- not content with being army dentists, they risk their lives by going to France to fight the war themselves! What makes this film so touching is that it's based on a true story. I experienced almost every emotion whilst watching this film...fear, hope, pride, delight...i came out exhausted and can't wait to see it again!


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