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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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John-117, The Master Chief, is only 15 years old when this movie takes place, having been born in 2511 as the movie takes place in 2526. 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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This Is How The Halo Movie Should Be Made
5 October 2012 | by zack_wallSee all my reviews

A few months ago when the first trailer came out for the web series, "Forward Unto Dawn", I was beside myself with excitement. I watched the trailer an easy 5-10 times, and then periodically checked back to view it again, in case I missed something the first time around. I've been a fan of the Halo series since day one of Halo C.E., and it's been really disappointing to not have a Halo movie I can feel proud of. Since high school, I've followed the hype surrounding the script writing and screenplay mock-ups of a potential Halo film, but they never panned out into anything real. Then, Microsoft and 343 Industries teamed up to create Forward Unto Dawn, and the hype surrounding a Halo movie returned. Only this time it wasn't going to be a movie, but a web series instead. And when it debuted on October 5th, I was one of the few to see it when it was only at 5k views(hipster moment). It was everything I expected and more. Superb acting, gorgeous visuals, a beautiful soundtrack, and the promise to deliver more and more in future episodes. Friday has always been my favorite day of the week, but now I have a reason to love it. Each episode debuts on a Friday, which means all my calls will be held, pizza will be delivered to my couch, and nothing is more important than those 20 minutes of Halo action. No feature length movie just yet? Well, this is the next best thing. If you call yourself a fan of the game, you...will...watch...this. Oh, and before I forget...Axios!!


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