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Age of Heroes (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 17 January 2012 (USA)
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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

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Adrian Vitoria

Writers:

Ed Scates (screenplay), Adrian Vitoria (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Jones
Danny Dyer ... Rains
Aksel Hennie ... Steinar
Izabella Miko ... Jensen
James D'Arcy ... Fleming
William Houston ... Mac
John Dagleish ... Rollright
Stephen Walters ... Brightling
Guy Burnet ... Riley
Ewan Ross ... Gable
Christian Rubeck ... Model
Erik Madsen ... Teichman (as Jan Erik Madsen)
Lee Jerrum Lee Jerrum ... Dobson
Rosie Fellner ... Holbrook
Tony Hood Tony Hood ... Sergeant Grey
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Based on the real-life events of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando during World War II this is a story which takes our heroes from the edge of defeat on the beaches of Dunkirk to the mountains of Norway on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines that, if successful, could change the course of the war. Written by comingsoon.net

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

17 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hősök kora See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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In the Scotland training scene, Mac, the instructor says "..and for those of you who don't know me, you're in for a big f***in' surprise." and "...now let's try for our first heart attack, shall we?" These lines are almost identical to those spoken by RSM Sandy Young (Jack Watson) in The Wild Geese (1978). See more »

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When identity discs (dog tags) are taken off the bodies of deceased soldiers, both discs are taken. In fact, only the red disc was supposed to be taken, with the green disc staying on the body to identify it. See more »

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Jones: If it looks like he's gonna be captured... or if he is... shoot him
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Not actively bad, but definitely unsatisfying
6 July 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I am always up for a good World War II "men on a mission" movie. Emphasis on "good". This British production is quite lacking in a number of areas that at the end make the movie overall unsatisfying. The first flaw is the budget. I realize that this didn't have a Hollywood budget, and I did see that the production squeezed every last penny they had, but much of the movie looks kind of skimpy. But the movie could still have worked had it not been for the next problem - much of the movie is not exciting. After the opening action sequence, it takes forever for the next true action scene to come along. And the footage between is not very interesting - it's lacking a sense of humor, colorful characters, and original situations. Things do pick up a little in the second half of the movie due to some nice scenery and some okay action, but this material is too little and too late. While the movie isn't actively bad, it's more often than not bland, and even Brits in the audience with an interest in World War II will likely grow weary with the movie some time before the end credits start rolling.


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