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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armia tetryków See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DJ Films See more »
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Trivia

In the TV series the only time you 'see' Mrs Mainwaring is in the air raid shelter, when you see her body having broken through the top bunk into Capt. Mainwaring's space below. This scene is recreated in this film. See more »

Goofs

Rose Winter's suit could not have been by Chanel because the House of Chanel closed in 1939 and did not reopen until 1954. See more »

Quotes

George Mainwaring: The boys have been dragging their feet, lately.
Arthur Wilson: Yes, they have been a bit lax.
George Mainwaring: There's no need for Latin, Wilson. If the king's English is good enough for him, it's good enough for you. You're not at Cambridge now, you know.
Arthur Wilson: Oxford actually.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Sea Hawk (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (as Glenn Miller & His Orchestra)
Written by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish
Published by EMI Music Publishing / EMI Robbins Catalogue Inc.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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A decent attempt. Shame it's not a funny one.
13 January 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Lets face it, everyone involved in this was on a hiding to nothing from the start. If this film had too many nods to the original (and beloved) TV series, it would be criticised. If it tried to be its own beast, it would be criticised.

In the end it fails as a film because a) it tries to be a bit of both, and b) it just simply isn't funny.

There are some talented people involved, all doing very respectful takes on the original characters, but they are working with a weak (and often historically inaccurate) script that means they are lumbered doing imitations, rather than putting their own spin on the roles.

It's a shame this isn't good, but I can't say I'm surprised.


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