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Overlord (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 13 March 1978 (Denmark)
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During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Director:

Stuart Cooper

Writers:

Christopher Hudson (original screenplay), Stuart Cooper (original screenplay)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Stirner Brian Stirner ... Tom
Davyd Harries Davyd Harries ... Jack
Nicholas Ball Nicholas Ball ... Arthur
Julie Neesam Julie Neesam ... The Girl
Sam Sewell Sam Sewell ... The Trained Soldier
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ... Dad
Stella Tanner Stella Tanner ... Mum
Harry Shacklock Harry Shacklock ... Stationmaster
David Scheuer David Scheuer ... Medical Officer
Ian Liston Ian Liston ... Barrack Guard
Lorna Lewis Lorna Lewis ... Prostitute
Stephen Riddle Stephen Riddle ... Dead German Soldier
Jack Le White Jack Le White ... Barman
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ... Photographer
Micaela Minelli Micaela Minelli ... Little Girl
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During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

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Code Name D-Day June 6th 1944 See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1978 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Den beskidte krig See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joswend See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The film is referenced in the series 1 closer (episode 10) of "Hazell", a 1978 television series starring Nicholas Ball - "introduced" in Overlord. Private eye James Hazell pauses during his search around Soho for a missing girl. Behind him, full frame, is a poster for Overlord. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: Who have you got waiting for you, Tommy?
Tom: Who have I got?
[pauses]
Tom: Well, there's Mum and Dad, I suppose... and Tina.
Arthur: [smiling] Good for you, mate. Let me guess. She got brown hair, brown eyes, pale skin, nice tits, right?
Tom: [grinning] Tina is a cocker spaniel.
[pauses]
Tom: She's a lovely dog.
Arthur: A bitch?
Tom: Yeah, a bitch.
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Connections

Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

We Don't Know Where We're Going
Written by Ralph T. Butler (as Ralph Butler) & Noel Gay
Sung by Nick Curtis
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Go and see it
14 November 1998 | by aeonSee all my reviews

If you watched Saving Private Ryan, go and see this film too. It's totally different, but it deals with the personal feelings of a private much better, no battle scenes, just the perfect backdrop about a normal soldier going off to war, knowing what will happen.


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