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Allies (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 1 November 2014 (UK)
August 1944. A team of British soldiers led by a US Captain are dropped behind enemy lines in France on a mission that could shorten the war. As nothing goes according to plan, commando ... See full summary »

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Dominic Burns
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Credited cast:
Julian Ovenden ... Captain Gabriel Jackson
Chris Reilly ... Sergeant Harry McBain
Matt Willis ... Private Billy Munns
Edmund Kingsley ... Private Yorkie Jones
Leon Vickers Leon Vickers ... Private Jim Scales
Frank Leboeuf ... Marcel Deville
Erich Redman ... Lieutenant Colonel Kaltz
Werner Daehn ... Captain Dekker
Emmanuelle Bouaziz ... Catherine
Mark Moraghan ... Colonel Slade
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felix Auer ... Werther
Mark Barnett Mark Barnett ... French Resistance Fighter
Isabeau Bentley Isabeau Bentley ... Radio Controller
David Bertrand David Bertrand ... French café owner
Richard Bishop Richard Bishop ... Braun's SS Soldier #2
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August 1944. A team of British soldiers led by a US Captain are dropped behind enemy lines in France on a mission that could shorten the war. As nothing goes according to plan, commando Sergeant Harry McBain and Captain Gabriel Jackson know they must put aside personal animosity if the mission is to succeed. Inspired by true events, Allies tells the story of friendship and survival. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Several members of the 82nd Airborne 505th battle reenactment group were involved in the filming of the climactic battle See more »

Goofs

Just seconds into the film, a German MG-42 machine gun is shown firing on British soldiers. While in reality the MG-42 fired between 900-1500 rounds per minute, the sound effects indicate a much slower rate of fire, less than half of the true rate. See more »

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19 April 2015 | by jimmymiseSee all my reviews

The people that say this movie is "sensational" are obviously connected with it somehow. Or they should have their IMDb review privileges suspended. That being said, the movie isn't all that bad, especially for those of us that crave any new World War II movies we can get our hands on. Most of the problems are technical. It looks like much of the film went straight from the video camera to the final cut without any processing in between. It needed a much better cinematographer.

Many of the special effects were a little rough including some mortar hits or mines or something that looked like an air cannon or fire extinguisher shooting up out of the ground.

The other comments about the movie needing a better military adviser are spot on. Some of the tactics in the movie are not seen in any other film. Like keeping your men grouped really tightly as you move through the woods and fields. Or standing in a long "civil war-esque" line while you fire your weapons.

But I did not regret watching this movie and recommended it to my father who is also a WWII movie buff. You could do far worse.


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Country:

UK

Language:

French | German | English

Release Date:

1 November 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Allies See more »

Filming Locations:

Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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