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Two Soldiers (2003)

Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie ... See full summary »

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Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie wants to come along, but is told he cannot. After his brother leaves, the boy walks 30 miles to the nearest town, where the sheriff eventually puts him on a bus to Memphis where his brother is. At the recruiting office, Willie proves even more determined to see his brother; eventually, sympathetic Col. McKellogg takes care of him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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William Faulkner's Two Soldiers  »

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Made its Midwest premiere on June 26-28 in Peoria, Illinois, the hometown of writer/director Aaron Schneider. Both Aaron Schneider and Ron Perlman attended the screening, which was followed by a reception at the Hotel Pere Marquette. See more »

Goofs

At 12:49 on the DVD as Willie Grier is walking down the road in the moonlight, he seems to be walking on a path in the middle of the road. At 10:23 in the 3rd (director and cinematographer) commentary Aaron Schneider mentions that Bill Eaton, who owned the farm where location shots were made, assisted by spreading quarry gravel (granite dust at 08:44 in the documentary "Behind the Scenes") over the yellow lines to conceal them and avoid an anachronism. See more »

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Colonel McKellog: So what the hell is this about?
Lieutenant Hogenbeck: I have no idea, sir. You'll have to ask that little pissant there.
Colonel McKellog: I was, Lieutenant.
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Referenced in Independent Filmmaking in Wilmington, NC (2004) See more »

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Superb!
10 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was made right in the area where I grew up and now live. I know personally most of the property owners of the various locations used in the film. As a teenager, I worked in the fields surrounding the isolated road shown late in the film with Ron Perlman, Jonathon Furr, and the car. I am told that Jonathon Furr and Ben Allison are are natives of NC. I was fortunate to see it at a local showing. At that showing was one of the people who helped select locations and secure props, such as the bus (1938 Greyhound) used in the movie. The bus had no reverse gear and during filming, the driver missed his stopping point a few times and had to drive several miles to return to the proper point. Those details of the technical issues added to the enjoyment for me. The film accurately depicts life in this area during WWII. A well done film and I anxiously await the DVD availability.


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