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Straight Into Darkness (2004)

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Western Europe, 1945. The gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive Losey and the mean, base, and vicious Deming are two radically contrasting American soldiers who desert their platoons during the... See full summary »

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Jeff Burr

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Francis ... Losey
Scott MacDonald ... Deming
Linda Thorson ... Maria
James Le Gros ... Soldier (as James LeGros)
Daniel Roebuck ... Soldier
David Warner ... Deacon
Liliana Perepelicinic Liliana Perepelicinic ... Anna
Gabriel Spahiu ... The Lunatic Priest
Rebecca Denton Rebecca Denton
Nelu Dinu Nelu Dinu ... Nelu
Mihai Verbintschi Mihai Verbintschi ... Buchler (as Mihai Verbintshi)
Ion Bechet Ion Bechet ... Sergeant
Iulian Baltatescu Iulian Baltatescu
Okan Kayam Okan Kayam ... Darius (as Okan Kaian)
Andrei Dumitrescu Andrei Dumitrescu ... Andrei
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Storyline

Western Europe, 1945. The gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive Losey and the mean, base, and vicious Deming are two radically contrasting American soldiers who desert their platoons during the final days of World War II. The pair stumble across a ragtag group of orphans who have been trained as ruthless killers. The two soldiers, the orphans, and the two adults who serve as surrogate parents to the children are forced to make a desperate stand against a Nazi tank battalion who have them trapped inside an old crumbling building. Written by Woodyanders

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In War The Only Glory Is Survival.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Horror | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antimetopoi me tin Kolasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rod Taylor, Christopher Lee, and Nigel Davenport were all considered for the role of Deacon. See more »

Goofs

One of the AWOL soldiers is a paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division. He wears the correct airborne-style helmet, which has a chin cup and extra reinforcing straps. The other GI is a regular ground infantryman whose helmet should have a standard, simple strap with no chin cup. However, he too is wearing an airborne helmet. See more »

Quotes

Losey: Ever wonder what this place was like before the war?
Deming: No!
Losey: Ever wonder what you were like before the war?
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good old WWII film
14 November 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Into the Darkness is about two deserters during world war two who escape their MPs and stumble upon a group of French resistance fighters consisting of two teachers and a hand full of special children. The kids all live in an old defunct factory with a hidden treasure. At first the GIs are not welcome, for reasons that are obvious if you see the film. They fight off a common enemy, some Nazis that come to the factory to get the treasure at the end of the war. The children and the GIs have no idea that the war is actually over. Lots of fighting and some flashbacks help explain some of the characters past. The story is entertaining and tragic all at the same time. Not as graphic as it could have been, the characters were all believable through strong acting and good direction. Not for the squeamish.


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