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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.

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Oliver Parker

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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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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armia tetryków See more »

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DJ Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Le Mesurier, the actor who played Sergeant Wilson in the original television series, was in the same class as Alan Turing, who was the subject of the espionage movie The Imitation Game (2014), at Sherborne School, Dorset. The plot of this movie also involves espionage. Spymaster author John le Carré also went to Sherborne School in Dorset, England. See more »

Goofs

The clock on the wall in the bank has the minute hand showing 'twenty minutes to' but the hour hand is about 'ten minutes past' nine. See more »

Quotes

Jones: Permission to panic, sir!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits sequence begins with a caption "You have been watching", followed by scenes of the various characters marching, with captions that show the actors' names but not their characters' names. This is exactly the same style as was used in the original TV series. See more »

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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #74.10 (2016) See more »

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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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Comes armed with everything except the comedy.....
3 June 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

I grew up with the 1968 series Dads Army. It sat cheerily alongside other quality Brit comedies in a similar vein, such as It Ain't Half Hot Mum and complimented top US military comedy shows, such as Hogans Hero's.

That said, much as I desperately wanted to love the new film based on this wonderful series it simply lacks the clever comedic wit and wry humour of its predecessor. Indeed, it would be fair to say it comes armed with everything except humour. This film offers up great sets, a good choice of location, excellent costumes, a predictable but not unlikable story and a stellar cast.

Sadly, that's about it. The comedy is thin on the ground and a good portion of any humour there is amounts to very innocuous, mildly sexual jokes, mostly directed at Catherine Zeta Jones, spy character. "Did you slip her a sausage?" one woman asks Jones the butcher.

Simply put, this is such a terrible waste. A more polished script, infused with comedy of the period and maybe a few new twists, could have seen this film shine, paying homage to a wonderful series I can still happily watch 47 years later. Instead, what you get, is weak tea without the sugar. I'm sure Arthur Lowe's, Captain Mainwaring, would not have been impressed. Four out of ten from me.


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