7.2/10
134
3 user

Ike: The War Years (1980)

Dramatization of the World War II years of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Altieri Joe Altieri ... Band Master
Dana Andrews ... General George C. Marshall
J.D. Cannon ... Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Robert Duvall ... General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Paul Gleason ... Capt. Ernest 'Tex' Lee
Laurence Luckinbill ... Maj. Rchard Arnold
Darren McGavin ... Gen. George S. Patton
Lee Remick ... Kay Summersby
Edit

Storyline

Dramatization of the World War II years of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ike, l'épopée d'un héros See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Ike goes to the teletype to read an incoming wire from General Montgomery with Monty's "eating crow" apology and Monty's promise not to try to take command or to make more demands for more troops or to shill for more credit in the newspapers. Ike's collar only has three stars on it, which by that time was incorrect, because Ike had just been raised to the 5-star rank, General-of-the-Army. This was because of re-using the footage from a previous scene at the teletype receiving news from the front. See more »

Connections

Edited from Ike: The War Years (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very watchable portrait of the Supreme Commander
1 May 1999 | by kipper-5See all my reviews

Robert Duvall must have watched a lot of footage of the real Eisenhower. His performance is never boring, and the other cast members are fine, too. As World War II history, this four-hour mini-series may give too much importance to Ike's relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby, on whose memoir the script is partly based. But who cares? As a movie, it is well written and acted, and doesn't distort the important historical facts. We get to see many of the great personalities: Roosevelt, Churchill, Montgomery, the other generals. And we get to see some fascinating incidents, for example, Ike meeting personally with the troops as they prepare to cross the English Channel on D-Day. I've seen this film several times, and still enjoy it. A first-class production.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed