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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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Taglines:

The British Empire strikes back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Walker (Daniel Mays's girlfriend Daphne (Emily Atack) may suppose to be the Laura la Plaz character from the original Dad's Army (1968) television series due to the Winchester rifle Daphne uses that the series character used in her act. See more »

Goofs

A .303 round from a Lee Enfield at that range would have gone straight through a helmet not pinged off. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Wilson: At the double, Mr Godfrey! If you'd be so kind.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ride of the Valkyries
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Heard over the opening sequence
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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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