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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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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 »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,738,785
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DJ Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy Perry based the character of Private Frank Pike on his own background and his experiences during the war. He originally wrote the part of Private Walker, the spiv, for himself to play in the original Dad's Army (1968) television series, but David Croft vetoed this on the grounds that other cast members would think Perry had taken the best part for himself. See more »

Goofs

During the opening scene on the train. The newspaper being read by the seated lady shows the incorrect weekday for the date shown. April 15th 1944 was a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Referenced in Film 2017: Episode #45.3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Auf Wiedersehen Mr Hitler
Composed by Charlie Mole
Additional lyrics by Oliver Parker
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Just watch the series instead
20 August 2016 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Being a fan of the original television series I'd thought it would be a good idea watching the movie they made out of it. I have to admit the characters were very resembling the original characters. But for someone who never saw the series before, this movie might be a bit boring because you just can't relive the original characters in your imagination. But even to me, I am not sure they had to make a movie out of it. The series were way funnier. I think the early format of short episodes work way better then a long movie. All in all the movie is watchable, but certainly not as funny as I expected to be. Maybe in the future a movie based on the series Allo Allo? Making fun of the Germans is always funny.


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