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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn 

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UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.
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Series cast summary:
Thom Green ...  Thomas Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Anna Popplewell ...  Chyler Silva 5 episodes, 2012
Enisha Brewster ...  April Orenski 5 episodes, 2012
Ayelet Zurer ...  Mehaffey / ... 5 episodes, 2012
Masam Holden ...  Michael Sullivan 5 episodes, 2012
Mike Dopud ...  General Black 5 episodes, 2012
Iain Belcher ...  Vickers / ... 5 episodes, 2012
Osric Chau ...  Junjie Chen 5 episodes, 2012
Katerina Katelieva ...  Dimah Tchakova 5 episodes, 2012
Daniel Cudmore ...  Master Chief 5 episodes, 2012
Alex Puccinelli ...  Master Chief 5 episodes, 2012
Jen Taylor ...  Cortana 5 episodes, 2012
Chris Shields ...  Dr. Hughes 5 episodes, 2012
Max Carver ...  Cadmon Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Ty Olsson ...  Commander Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Darren O'Hare ...  Adult Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Robin August Robin August ...  Orlin 5 episodes, 2012
Man Hung Chan Man Hung Chan ...  Junjie's father 5 episodes, 2012
Jill Teed ...  Col. Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Jenna Berman ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2012
Robert Boyce Robert Boyce ...  Man 5 episodes, 2012
Sean Carey ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Neil Ellice ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Tommy Europe ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Patrick Sabongui ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Jon Kralt ...  Yeomen 5 episodes, 2012
Dean Redman ...  Yeomen 5 episodes, 2012
Tony Giroux ...  Spartan / ... 5 episodes, 2012
Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor ...  Janitor Beamish 5 episodes, 2012
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In 2525, as mankind has begun to colonise space, a group of cadets are training to fight against human insurrectionists. One of these cadets, Thomas Lasky, has doubts about his abilities as a soldier and his convictions for this war. Whilst he struggles with himself, the planet is invaded by an unknown alien race. Reeling under the assault, Lasky and his squad mates are rescued by John-117, one of the UNSC's legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers. John must inspire Lasky to fulfill his potential as a soldier and a leader to fight against an enemy deadlier than any that humanity has faced before. Written by Marty Goodman

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The story of Halo begins at dawn.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn See more »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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(5 parts) | (DVD)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Frank O'Connor, Franchise Development Director at 343 Industries, makes a cameo appearance as a janitor at the academy. He is seen in a crowd spectating a fight. See more »

Goofs

When Lansky and the other students ask the stranger for his name after he saved them, John-117 tells the students that his name is Master Chief. But at this point, he was still a Chief Petty Officer and he should have said Chief. He didn't have the ranking of Master Chief Petty Officer yet. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Lasky: I just hear the drumbeat of endless war.
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Followed by Halo (2019) See more »

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An superb standalone series.
1 November 2012 | by Augusto MillevolteSee all my reviews

As a lifelong Halo fan, be it books or games, I am not disappointed. The 10/10 is not for it being Halo, but for it being an amazing standalone series in its own right. As far as Sci-Fi goes this is top notch material and I would love it without the history the Halo universe and myself already have. The acting is great, the story is great, the special effects? I'm sure you can guess. The overall production value of this is extraordinary and I am very confused as to why it has not reached a wider audience. I am thrilled that Microsoft and 343 put the time and effort in to create something truly magnificent, and I am excited for what the undoubted success of this series will bring the rest of the Halo universe.


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