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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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"Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man" - Captain Mainwaring See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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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 »

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DJ Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When all men are discovered by the women trying to impress Rose, Pike's girlfriend mentions the movie Lifeboat (1944) being played at the cinema. The film, one of Alfred Hitchcock's early classics, is about group of survivors of a torpedoed British ship during WW2, with the possible presence among them of the captain of the German U-boat who sunk them, also destroyed in the wreck. This matches the film's themes of spies and infiltrators during wartime in Britain. See more »

Goofs

When Rose is on the beach and discovered with the radio set by Vera she pulls out a silver Luger pistol. Whilst not impossible it would not make a great deal of sense to send an undercover agent to an allied country and give them such a blatant giveaway of their true identity, especially if it was discovered. For this reason not all German spies were armed and those that were would have carried something far smaller, more discrete and easier to hide. Small calibre weapons such as those made by Walther would have been far more appropriate. In fact Rose may even have been given a small confiscated American piece such as a Derringer, which would have been easier to conceal and easier to explain away if it had been discovered. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Wilson: I do believe I won the exercise, sir.
George Mainwaring: You did nothing of the sort, not dressed like that. You're Disqualified!
Arthur Wilson: I thought I was being resourceful
George Mainwaring: You were being devious and underhand. It's no way for a spy to behave!
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There are outtakes and bloopers during the credits. See more »

Connections

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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A failed attempt to do justice to the series with inferior clones
2 August 2016 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

This is a film version of a famous and funny TV series of the same name. In the last war the home guard consisted of mainly older men protecting Britain's shores: the series and now this movie portrays their comical adventures.

Unfortunately most of the characters in the movie version are inferior clones of the series. The making of this movie seems to have been rushed. A script that is mostly poor and unfunny and I could not wait for the picture to end.

In the TV series what made it so amusing was the strong interplay between the main male players. The lead actors wife was talked about but never seen nor were female recruits visible if at all. The film makers have ruined the picture by failing to give us a picture that does justice to the original series.

2 and a half, rounded up =

3/10


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