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Dad's Army (2016)

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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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Major Cunningham
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Lundt (as Russell Balough)
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Captain Meeks
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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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5 February 2016 (USA)  »

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The movie's closing credits declare that this new theatrical feature film of 'Dad's Army' is "based on an idea by Jimmy Perry". Perry is credited for this new theatrical feature film as an executive producer, a source writer from the TV series, and also for the song "Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler?". See more »

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Walmington-on-Sea is shown to be approximately half way between Brighton and Eastbourne. A Home Guard platoon from that location would not be chosen to patrol a base near Dover, over 75 miles away. Home Guard units did not venture out of their own districts. See more »

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[last lines]
George Mainwaring: Touch and go, old friend. But we got there in the end.
Arthur Wilson: Friend, sir?
George Mainwaring: Eyes front, shoulders back. You're a sergeant of the home guard, not a sack of potatoes.
Arthur Wilson: Thank you, sir. You really are most awfully kind.
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References Lifeboat (1944) 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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Far better than I expected
26 February 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The idea of making a Dad's Army movie in 2016 was a.bizarre one and when first announced I couldn't see how the TV series of many decades ago could be updated.

The film itself is a pleasant surprise, with several laugh out loud moments and many little touches that provide a chuckle or amused smirk.

The cast is mostly first rate. Some off the wall casting really works with the standout performances being those of Toby Jones as Captain Mannerism and the sublime Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson.

The only main cast member who doesn't work is Tom Courtney as Jones. As with other Courtney performances he simply lacks the warmth of the television version of the character.

Worth a watch.


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