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Two Men Went to War (2002)

PG | | Comedy, War, Drama | 1 November 2002 (UK)
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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
Anthony Valentine ...
SM Dudley
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Maj. Merton
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Pvt. Horrocks
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Chief armourer
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Mike (soldier #1)
Jason Round ...
Soldier #3
Tim 'Nobby' Clarke ...
Young sergeant
Nick Miles ...
Sgt. Mowat
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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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Comedy | War | Drama

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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

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

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

Four different motorbike and sidecars were used in the escape scene as they kept braking down, and in one scene you can just see the rope which was towing the last motorcycle breakdown. See more »

Goofs

During the attack on the German Listening Post the Sergeant climbs over a container to get onto the roof. This type of container wasn't invented until 20 years later in the 1960s. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson: Is that cheese off?
Sgt. Peter King: No, it's French.
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Followed by Two More Men Went to War (2003) See more »

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I wish more war-movies where like this.
4 November 2006 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

What superb movie. The tale of two English dentists, who, before D-day, decide to invade France on their own. The result is one of the most enjoyable war-movies I have ever seen. It starts of quite slow, but the pacing suits the story. There are no big build-ups leading to massive machine-gun fights with lots of dead Germans and gore. Rather, you are kept in suspense to whether their comical blunders will bear any results or whether they will manage not to kill themselves by mistake in the process. It had myself and most of my family laughing within the first couple of minutes, and we never really stopped till the end. Bravo! I hope to see more movies like this.


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