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The Second Front (2005)

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In the midst of World War 2, intelligence services from England, Germany and Russia collided in a fierce fight for the mind of Nicky Raus, a genius German Jewish scientist who's developing ... See full summary »

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Frank Hossom
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Nicolas Raus
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Olga Ryabina (as Lana Litwak)
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General von Binding
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Veklich
Alexander Diachenko ...
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Aleksey Chadov ...
Bykov
Bohdan Graczyk ...
Hans (as Bogdan Graczyk)
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Garry
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Oleg Drach ...
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KGB Colonel (as Sergey Romanuk)
Vladimir Samoylyuk ...
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Anatoliy Gnatyuk ...
Piloy Lyakhov (as Anatoly Gnatuk)
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In the midst of World War 2, intelligence services from England, Germany and Russia collided in a fierce fight for the mind of Nicky Raus, a genius German Jewish scientist who's developing a weapon of tremendous power. An American agent, Frank Hossom, enters the game when German agents undertake a daring operation stealing the scientist. Frank has to get the scientist back - dead or alive. His mission is complicated by his developing relationship with Olga Ryabina, Nicky's lover, an actress forced to work for KGB. The love triangle and the international intrigue weave into a deadly net. Written by EE

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Every Country Wanted What One Man Possessed.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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During the scene with the gun fight at the farmhouse, you'll notice that at one moment, the biggest Russian with the machine gun is holding an MG34, which he had had since he landed, and the next moment, apparently only when he is shooting, it is an MG42. It continues to switch back and forth from an MG34 (round barrel with holes in it) to an MG42 (larger rectangular barrel with slits in the side). At one point, you can see a curved cartridge hanging from the bottom of the MG42, a feature not found on such weapons. See more »

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B-Movie at Very Best
7 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The year is 1942, and Nicky Raus, a German Jew of extraordinary intelligence, is subject to a complex plot to steal the plans for a weapon of immense power. An American agent teams up with British agents to protect Raus and his secret weapon from German and Russian forces. Meanwhile, the American falls in love with Raus' girlfriend, a Russian agent and movie star. What fate lies in store for the unfortunate scientist? What fate indeed? From the start, the movie is a tad bit silly, to say the least. What would Nazis want with a Jew, other than to kill him? What is his secret weapon? When will the movie end? Bad acting frequents many movies, with no exception here. However, more distracting are other features of this film: planes that seem too advanced, weapons that seem to change in appearance from frame to frame, cheesy getups, runways in the middle of no-where, people's voices that do not sound properly synched (or voiced over, depending on the case). But if you can ignore such distractions and some acting of no high quality, you may come from the movie entertained. However, don't be mislead by the cover of the DVD--"You can't judge a book by its cover..." Instead of tanks with weapons blasting, bombs exploding, and airplanes strafing, you get spies, small skirmishes, and fisticuffs. I must say I was disappointed when half of the cover art wasn't even in the movie in any way, but after reading the summary on the back, what could I have expected? Also on the negative side, there are no features besides the movie itself, a few trailers, and Spanish subtitles. Maybe some outtakes or interviews would have been appropriate, or maybe the creators and/or actors were ashamed to have partaken in such a film.

I would give it an "A" for effort, but the fallacies or errors in the movie distracted me too much to extract any great entertainment. I might suggest renting the movie for one night if you are bored, but you should NOT buy it, unless you enjoy buying pitiful films. I give it a 5 for effort and because I would feel bad if I were to give it a lower score.


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