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Two Men Went to War (2002)

PG | | Comedy, War, Drama | 1 November 2002 (UK)
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Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go A.W.O.L. and invade occupied France on their own.

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John Henderson

Writers:

Richard Everett (screenplay), Raymond Foxall (book) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Cranham ... Sergeant Peter King
Leo Bill ... Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson
Anthony Valentine ... Sergeant Major Dudley
James Fleet ... Major Bates
Richard Sutton ... Private Horrocks
Anthony O'Donnell ... Chief armourer
Glen Davies Glen Davies ... Corporal at bomb crater
Paul Bayfield Paul Bayfield ... Dental trainee 1
Jason Round Jason Round ... Dental Trainee 2
Julian Glover ... Colonel Hatchard
Tim 'Nobby' Clarke Tim 'Nobby' Clarke ... Young sergeant
Nick Miles Nick Miles ... Sergeant Mowat
Brian Bosley Brian Bosley ... Drill sergeant
Dickon Tolson Dickon Tolson ... Bar Steward
Nick Hussey Nick Hussey ... Sentry
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Based on a true story, Sergeant Peter King of the Army Dental Corps, too old to fight, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a trainee dental mechanic in the Corps, are thrown together by their passionate desire to see active service. Armed with just two revolvers and a dozen grenades, King persuades Cuthbertson to join him on a mission to occupied France. In a letter to Sir Winston Churchill, King explains their intention to invade France and fight the Germans. After several failed attempts, they finally arrive by boat and stumble across a German radar station. They succeed in blowing up what they believe to be the main Operations Room, but are soon forced to make their escape as the entire compound unexpectedly erupts with gunfire and explosions. After narrow escapes from the Germans and a stray mine in the Channel, the two men are picked up at sea and interrogated as spies. Identified as deserters, they are returned to their barracks to be court-martialled. At the last minute King and ... Written by Ira Trattner

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England expects every dentist to do his duty See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Men Went to War See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,672, 28 March 2004

Gross USA:

$151,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$218,378
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Trivia

Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Rufus Sewell were attached to this project at one stage. See more »

Goofs

The pub, at which the two soldiers stayed prior to stealing a boat for their journey to France, had all it's lights blazing at night, even though the whole country was under blackout regulations throughout the war. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Bates: An army that can't bite is an army that can't fight.
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Followed by Two More Men Went to War (2003) See more »

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Written by Frank Madden (as Madden) and Allan Flynn (as Flynn)
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Blakespot Reviews: Two Men Went to War
15 July 2006 | by TimeForChillieSee all my reviews

Two Men Went to War, 2002 5/10, 32nd best of 2002, 220th best of the 2000's, 671st all time

A war comedy from England, Two Men Went to War is based on the true story of two British dentists who invaded Germany with pistols and grenades months before the invasion of Normandy, and actually lived to tell about it. The movie was alright, and actually had some pretty funny moments. However, the movie certainly had its faults. The actor playing the young soldier played him a little two goofey and stupid, the older soldier was played quite a bit better. Overall this movie was just okay. If it sounds like something you'd like, you'll probably think its all right, if it sounds like you wouldn't like it, you probably won't.


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