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Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)

Three companies of paratroopers travel in a deadly mission to France to prepare the drop zone for the airborne attack on the D-Day. They have to install an Eureka transmitter and searchlight to guide the planes in the Normandy invasion.

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Christopher Serrone ...
Michael Conner Humphreys ...
Philip De Lorenzo ...
Kyle Erickson ...
Ryan Findley ...
Eric V. Jones ...
Second Lieutenant (as Eric Jones)
Dan Limb ...
Doc (as Daniel Limb)
Billy Reynolds ...
Allen Thompson ...
Jeremiah Allen ...
Bram Davidson ...
Light Operator
Chad Francis ...
German Sentry
Zachary Davidson ...
First Light Operator
Hans Eleveld ...
Pickles
Jon Ashley Hall ...
The Major (as Jonathan Hall)
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Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day. Written by Charlie Armstrong

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Behind enemy lines, alone, with a single mission. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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11 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Anihneftes  »

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$50 (estimated)
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The outdoor set being used for this film is one of the largest outdoor sets built in independent film history. It was designed to maximize both speed of production and cinematographic perfection. See more »

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Gliders and single and twin-engined Allied aircraft participating in the Normandy invasion were marked with invasion or "Overlord" stripes, which were 3 white and 2 black alternating stripes on the wings and rear fuselage. The stripes on the fuselage were vertical with the center white stripe aligned with the white star on national insignia of the US aircraft. In this movie, the C-47 transports had their fuselage stripes with the rearward black stripe aligned with the star. See more »

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Alas, not terribly good
11 June 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie, but I'm afraid I just couldn't - sorry. Here are my main faults.

1) Film-makers -here's a tip - the CLOSE-UP can be an effective tool in story telling, BUT if you ONLY use close ups and never any other angles, it just ends up feeling like you are trapped in a cardboard box with the actors.

2) The lighting - TOO DARK. I had to adjust the settings on my TV to make out the action and in the end I just couldn't tell who the different characters were. Which brings me to....

3) Characters - except for 3 or 4 guys I just didn't know who was who. There was not enough time spent developing any personalities before we head off to France and.....

4) France - and particularly Normandy. Had anyone involved in the film ever been to Normandy? The roads, fields and countryside used for filming look NOTHING like Normandy and what was with that brand new American style wooden fence. There is NOTHING like that in Normandy.

5) Acting - Now I know that I shouldn't expect Matt Damon and other A-listers in every film. But where did they find this lot? Bar a couple of exceptions they were all awful. Surely there are college actors out there who don't sound like they are reading everything off idiot boards? As I say, I wanted to like this film, I know some of the guys who were filmed jumping and others involved in the original concept. But, this truly is a piece of garbage. Well intended perhaps - but a piece of garbage nonetheless.

Sorry


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