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Dad's Army (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, War | 5 February 2016 (USA)
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The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.

Director:

Oliver Parker

Writers:

Hamish McColl (screenplay), Jimmy Perry (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Tandy ... Major Cunningham
Russell Balogh ... Lundt (as Russell Balough)
Andrew Havill ... Captain Meeks
Heinz Heinz ... The Pigeon
Emily Atack ... Daphne
Daniel Mays ... Walker
Toby Jones ... George Mainwaring
Blake Harrison ... Frank Pike
Michael Gambon ... Godfrey
Bill Nighy ... Arthur Wilson
Bill Paterson ... Frazer
Tom Courtenay ... Jones
Bertie Bertie ... The Bull
Nigel Launder Nigel Launder ... Farmer
Oliver Tobias ... Canaris
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The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.

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Stupid boy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the start of the 'camouflage' scene, there is a brief musical motif used in the marching scenes in Dad's Army (1971). See more »

Goofs

At one point, a number of characters appear in full fox hunting regalia. In reality, no hunting occurred during the Second World War in the UK. See more »

Quotes

George Mainwaring: Men, I am a man of few words but, there comes a time in a soldier's life, when one must confront...
Frazer: For God's sake, man! We're in enough trouble without you making a speech!
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Crazy Credits

There are outtakes and bloopers during the credits. See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler?
Written by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner
Published by Veronica Music Ltd
Courtesy of Music Sales Creative
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Stupid boy!! I quite enjoyed it. Nostalgia...
7 February 2016 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I have waited with baited breath to see this, I hate to say I was one of the people that slated this and wrote it off beforehand, but I must admit it was a bit of a pleasant surprise. The TV show was magical, and watched in this household quite often, the catchphrases are iconic and still used to this day.

The old charms of the sitcom were lacking I guess, not really much in the way of slapstick humour, it was nicely funny, in a kind of quaint, slightly dated way, I enjoyed it more so for the nostalgia, it didn't have me belly laughing at any point, but I kept on thinking it's DAD's ARMY, just enjoy it.

Largely well acted, Toby Jones and Bill Nighy were both great, they bounced off each other well and were a funny, effective duo. Tom Courtenay was OK, just felt a little miscast, I'm sure if another film is made he could get further into the role. One of my favourite showings from the ever lovely Catherine Zeta Jones too, she's definitely still got it.

The plot was a little on the thin side some will argue, overall it was just a nice, easy to watch film. 7/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dad's Army See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,738,785
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2.35 : 1
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