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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 »

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writers:

Jeff Burr (story), Jeff Burr | 1 more credit »
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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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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

The German soldiers in the tank battalion were played by Romanian army officers. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the two AWOL GI's first encounter the partisan and his wife, one of the soldiers cautiously holds the couple at gunpoint while trying to identify them. But as different angles are shown of this scene, the GI's pistol changes from a U.S. M1911A1 semi-automatic to a German P.38 semi-auto, then back to a U.S. M1911A1. 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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Basescu rulez
15 December 2004 | by bigvladySee all my reviews

Andrei Dumitrescu is exceptional. Vote Basescu!!!

It's good to see there are still some filmmakers out there who push their craft beyond some tired formula. Despite a low budget (which shows at times) this film is obviously a labor of love for the director and the cast. The scenes involving the children are superbly handled and director Jeff Burr deserves enormous credit for their effectiveness. I love war films and this one works on that level, but it can't be pigeon holed as just another war movie. There's a lot going on and sometimes the filmmakers' reach exceeds their grasp, but more often the movie is very, very effective. This movie will have you talking


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