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Churchill (2017)

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Ninety-six 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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Jonathan Teplitzky
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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 ... Kay Summersby
Kevin Findlay Kevin Findlay ... Fanshawe
Miro Teplitzky Miro Teplitzky ... Adjutant Howard
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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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Trivia

Miranda Richardson appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), opposite five other actors who have portrayed Churchill: Robert Hardy from 'War and Remembrance (1988)(TV)'; Brendan Gleeson from 'Into the Storm (2009)(TV)'; Timothy Spall from The King's Speech (2010), Michael Gambon from "Churchill's Secret (2016)(TV)', and 'Gary Oldman' from Darkest Hour (2017). See more »

Goofs

When King George VI salutes Eisenhower in Naval uniform, he actually does an Army salute. Also the King is not wearing his cap when exiting the car on arrival and therefore would not have returned the soldiers salute. See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: I am choosing between trials and tribulations. Do stop adding to them.
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Really poorly-researched and written
22 November 2017 | by jeremy-dent-627-314416See all my reviews

This is a shambolic mess of a film with a one-sided view of Churchill, factual inaccuracies and appalling errors. The scriptwriter obviously did not read Field Marshal Alanbrooke's diaries or the many biographies of Churchill.

Even basic military details were so wrong, it is farcical. Couldn't the budget stretch to a military adviser? Monty addressing 20 or so soldiers? He went round addressing brigades, thousands of soldiers at a time.

The way that the characters addressed each other, the salutations, the lack of an equerry for the King, no PPS for Churchill...all utter rubbish.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$408,891, 4 June 2017

Gross USA:

$1,281,258

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,724,365
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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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