Two Soldiers (2003)

 |  Short, Drama, War  |  1 August 2003 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Furr ...
Willie Grier (as Jonathan 'Furrball' Furr)
Deacon Dawson ...
Mr. Grossnickel
Mrs. Habersham
Suellen Yates ...
David Hall ...
D.H. Johnson ...
Colonel's Driver
Al Wiggins ...
Man on the Bus
Allan Hamilton ...
Bus Driver
Warren Hendon ...
Old Man Killegrew (as Warren Jack Hendon)
Nancy Saunders ...
Old Lady Killegrew


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 <>

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William Faulkner's Two Soldiers  »

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At 28:19 on the DVD feature, Colonel McKellog says "You know, a great man once said that God put the firewood there but every man must gather it and light it for himself", to which Lieutenant Hogenbeck responds "Abraham Lincoln", and Willie Grier then says "Lone Ranger". The quote is actually from the "Ranger creed" in the Lone Ranger series. See more »


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 »


Colonel McKellog: Aside from Army versus Navy and World War II, my day is entirely free.
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Fantastic heart-warming story depicted brilliantly on film!
3 November 2003 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

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 performance 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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