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Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk (2020)

TV-14 | | Action, Drama, War | 18 August 2020 (USA)
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A group of British soldiers, retreating from the Germans toward Dunkirk in WW2 are captured. A renowned British boxer among them is forced in the ring to fight an equally talented German boxer as they struggle to escape.

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Ben Mole

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Ben Mole
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Credited cast:
Sam Gittins ... Danny Finnegan
Joe Egan ... Maximus Sennenhund
Jennifer Martin ... Chantalle
Chris Simmons Chris Simmons ... Sergeant
Joel Phillimore ... Tim
Tim Berrington ... Drexler
Ryan Winsley ... Archie
Toby Kearton ... British Soldier
Guy Faulkner Guy Faulkner ... Harry
Antonio Bustorff ... ZAID
Jake J. Meniani ... Maurice
Michael Elkin Michael Elkin ... Rich
Sam Newman ... Lang
Patrick Capaloff-Fowler Patrick Capaloff-Fowler ... Barto
Chris Shipton Chris Shipton ... French Resistance
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A group of British soldiers, retreating from the Germans toward Dunkirk in WW2 are captured. A renowned British boxer among them is forced in the ring to fight an equally talented German boxer as they struggle to escape.

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boxing | pow | world war two | dunkirk | See All (4) »

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Action | Drama | War

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The battle of Dunkirk took place between May 26 and June 4, 1940. The Lee-Enfield rifles seen in this movie at close up reveal them to be the Model Rifle No. 4 Mk I, which were not in military service until 1941 and the other being the Model No. 4 Mk 2 which were not manufactured until 1949. See more »

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The lead character, Danny Finnegan (Sam Gitten), except when in the boxing ring, is always clean shaven and his hair perfectly combed - not at likely for a POW. See more »

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WWII Cagefighter took a dive at the Second
4 August 2020 | by refordgarrySee all my reviews

Good premise - boxing behind enemy lines, but appallingly non-dramatic in emphasis at key moments. The moral dilemma of our Irish-named prize-fighter with an English accent was made a bit laughable by the unbelievable, good-cop, evil-cop, well spoken, Oxford-educated personality of our sadistic Nazi, camp-commandant. And. as for an Ending? Well lets just say they were low on resources to show anything realistically decent. One or two good points, however, such as the worrisome rawness of the British expeditionary force in contrast to the professionalism of hardened Germans, & the French "paysannes" who were well portrayed, both in manner, and with good props.


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18 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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