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The Second Front (2005)

 -  Action | Romance | War  -  17 January 2006 (USA)
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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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Aleksandr Dyachenko ...
Lubenets (as Alexander Diachenbko)
Aleksey Chadov ...
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Bohdan Graczyk ...
Hans (as Bogdan Graczyk)
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Oleg Drach ...
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Sergey Romanyuk ...
KGB Colonel (as Sergey Romanuk)
Vladimir Samoylyuk ...
KGB Lieutenant (as Vladimir Samoiluk)
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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An utterly pointless movie
7 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a woman who appreciates war movies. Good war movies, that is. What I consider to be well-made war movie traits are an adherence to fact, correct use of language (e.g., Italian characters speaking in Italian and, bonus points, acted by Italians), a compelling story, and lack of jingoism. Oh yes, and NO "LOVE TRIANGLES" (note to movie makers: not all women need romantic subplots to watch a war movie. I mean, really, a "love triangle?" Millions of people were being slaughtered. Doesn't that fact make any stupid "love triangles" utterly irrelevant? If you really want to attract women, perhaps have war movies that focus on women who made a difference.)

A few war movies that I've appreciated that utilize some or all of these traits are "The Longest Day" (my entrance into war movies), "Band of Brothers," "The Tuskegee Airmen," "Kelly's Heroes" (Donald Sutherland. Priceless.), "Life is Beautiful," and "Breaker Morant." This movie, unfortunately, did not have any of these traits, save for the use of native language. Utterly pointless story and annoying characters. I can even make an argument for blatant false advertising - if you watched the movie, did you see the tanks or spitfires that are depicted on the DVD cover? Yeah, me neither. Although the sea plane was cool....

Save your time. Save your money. There are countless other movies that are much more deserving. "Kagemusha," for example....


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