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Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

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Cast

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French Soldier
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Luke Thompson ...
Warrant Officer
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French Soldier 2
Constantin Balsan ...
French Soldier 3
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Petty Officer
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Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Written by Harvey

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The event that shaped our world. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodega Bay  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£10,023,720 (United Kingdom), 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,513,488, 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$188,045,546, 3 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$525,045,546, 3 December 2017
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2.20 : 1
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Mark Rylance and Michael Caine; and two Oscar nominees: Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh. Coincidentally they have all been recognised in the Supporting Actor category. See more »

Goofs

Before a ditching or forced landing, a pilot would have been trained to open the canopy to prevent it from jamming because of the impact forces (incidentally, in many cases, pilots taking off from aircraft carriers even left the canopy open just in case they ditched immediately after lifting off). Not only does this not happen in the movie but, in one case, the pilot even opens the canopy and, inexplicably, closes it back before touching down (actually leaves it ajar one inch or two). Predictably, in the second case, the canopy jams, nearly causing the pilot to drown. Further, in this second case, the pilot waves through the opening. However, there would not have been enough of an opening for him to squeeze his forearm through. See more »

Quotes

Peter: [when pulling a survivor up from the water] Good day.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. logo at the beginning of the film is light blue. See more »

Connections

Featured in Film '72: Episode #46.1 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

We Need Our Army Back
Written by Hans Zimmer
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Fails to capture the grand scale and drama of what happened
6 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie should've been called "What happened to a handful of men at Dunkirk" and be labelled a documentary at best and History Channel would've made a much better documentary of it. I guess they tried to go down to a up close view to intensify but it just falls short. It's too slow to captivate, there's too few things happening considered the grand scale of the Dunkirk operations. It feels like a few hundred men were trapped on a beach and a dozen boats that came to rescue them. I can not even begin to describe how disappointed I am in this production, the only relieving factor was it not being longer than 1h 39m otherwise my head would've imploded.


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