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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

All weapons appear to be non-firing replicas. Especially visible are the Thompson sub machine guns- in many cases the bolts are forward, meaning the weapon is closed on an empty chamber. There is no visible movement of bolts, charging handles, ejection of spent cartridges, etc. See more »

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oh dear
3 March 2015 | by darthursSee all my reviews

I find myself being burned quite frequently these days by the review scores on IMDb. I guess it is a testament to the sites popularity that efforts are obviously made these days to drive up scores.

Personally when I see an above average score I double check on rotten tomatoes, where Allies doesn't even have a score - IE it's gone completely unnoticed into the world.

Anyhoo, I won't waste your time with the plot which has been covered in other reviews. Nor will I dwell on the diabolical script / camera work etc.

I'm a WW2 buff so gave this a punt, but much as I love the genre I do require a bit of realism from battle scenes and I got none of that here.

For example, British para's - I was one - do NOT wear red berets in combat (for reasons I'd hope would be obvious). The soldiers in the film did, whilst they stood around in bunched groups trading pot shots with the Germans. The para who poked his up over the grass verge to take a quick peek wearing what was effectively a red lantern on his head deserved what happened, sniped of all things by a machine gunner.

Whilst still under fire squaddies do not take a break to run back to a fallen comrade and squat by him - in the open - to bemoan the tragedies of war.

Give this one a miss.


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Country:

UK

Language:

French | German | English

Release Date:

1 November 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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