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Churchill (2017)

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96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brian Cox ... Winston Churchill
Miranda Richardson ... Clemmie Churchill
John Slattery ... Dwight Eisenhower
Julian Wadham ... General Montgomery
Richard Durden ... Jan Smuts
Ella Purnell ... Helen Garrett
Danny Webb ... Field Marshal Alan Brooke
Jonathan Aris ... Leigh Mallory
George Anton George Anton ... Admiral Ramsay
Steven Cree ... Group Captain Stagg
James Purefoy ... King George VI
Peter Ormond ... Briggs
Angela Costello Angela Costello ... Kay Summersby
Kevin Findlay ... Fanshawe
Miro Teplitzky Miro Teplitzky ... Adjutant Howard
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Storyline

June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality - fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler's Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he'll be remembered as an architect of carnage. Political opponents sharpen their knives. General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery are increasingly frustrated by Churchill's attempts to stop...

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The icon you know. The man you don't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief war images, historical smoking throughout, and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warlord See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$400,843, 2 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,244,798, 14 July 2017
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Olivier Award winning lead actor Brian Cox learned the entire script as a single piece, rather than memorizing scene by scene. See more »

Goofs

When Churchill is praying, smoke from a cigar can be seen wafting in to the air. Tightly packed Cuban cigars such as Churchill's would not smoulder and needed to be constantly drawn on to keep them alight. See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: I am choosing between trials and tribulations. Do stop adding to them.
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What a wasted opportunity
22 June 2017 | by AlanjackdSee all my reviews

Never..in the field of cinematography..has so much crap been made to be watched by so many people. When the DVD comes out we will see it on the beaches...see it in the wheelie bins...etc I was dying to say that so there you go.

Good points are that if you knew nothing about Churchill, this could pass as a good " based on real events" matinée movie. All the cast do as much as they needed to pay their mortgages...sometimes beautifully filmed and neatly directed...if sometimes it wallowed in it's own importance.

Now the bad points..totally and absurdly historically inaccurate. Badly written and all through tries to build up to a crescendo but falls flat every time.You leave the theatre no wiser of what went on and who Churchill really was. As much as I admire Brian Cox ( I think his portrayal as Hannibal Lecter is almost as good as Tony Hopkins...and that's a MASSIVE compliment) I think he was miscast.

They had a chance to show us the mind of one of the few people who changed the world ...and I walked out of the theatre cold and short changed.

Watch it on a wet day but cannot give more than a 4!!


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