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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
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On the third commentary track, director 'Aaron Schneider' mentions that the shot at 22:36 on the DVD of a security guard pushing a black man back out of the entrance door not only shows how Willie Grier was able to get into the recruitment processing center, but was also intended to explain why no black men were inside - black and white recruits were processed on different days. See more »
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Fantastic heart-warming story depicted brilliantly on film!
Two Soldiers is an excellent example of fine film-making. The director and producer took a heart-warming story and brought it to life with a very skilled and dedicated cast, excellent cinematography, and very creative artistry.
The relaxed back-woods lifestyle of the brothers was depicted with great details, and contrasted sharply with the militaristic lifestyle that they were thrust into. The interaction between the brothers brought laughter and tears, as they struggled with a hard but peaceful life in the back-woods of North Carolina and an even harder life of war.
The acting was great, particularly from the younger brother who is new to the big screen (played by Jonathan Furr), to the older brother (played by Ben Allison) and the powerful perfomrance by the Colonel (played by Ron Perlman). The performance was extremely well cast.
It was a pleasure to enjoy the magic of Two Soldiers, and I heartily recommend it to audiences of all ages.
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