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Storming Juno (2010)

Not Rated | | History, War | TV Movie 11 November 2010
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Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there.

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Tim Wolochatiuk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Benjamin Muir ... Lt. Bill Grayson
Kevin Walker ... Hartigan (as Kevin Jake Walker)
Craig Cyr ... Sgt. Armstrong
Anthony Rella Anthony Rella ... Rfn. Chan Katzman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alden Adair ... Sgt. MacPhee
Chris Arend Chris Arend ... German officer Hans Eiser
Drew Dafoe ... Stork
Alex Dault Alex Dault ... Rex
Lukas Guyader Lukas Guyader ... Tpr Robert Neal
Taylor Katz Taylor Katz ... Pte. Eddie Mallon
Philippe Martin Philippe Martin ... Sgt Leo Gariepy
Jesse Nerenberg Jesse Nerenberg ... Tpr. William McGinnis
James R. Noble James R. Noble ... Mc Kayla
Kyle Orzech Kyle Orzech ... Rfn. Louis 'Apple' Brunning
James Pettitt James Pettitt ... LCA Captain
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In June 1944, the Western Allies invaded the Third Reich in Operation Overlord, and Canada was a participant with its area of operations in Normandy, France designated Juno Beach. This film depicts the true stories of several Canadian soldiers in the invasion in its various aspects like the paratroopers, tank crews and regular infantry. Braving misfortune and ferocious German resistance, these Canadians fought to bring the fight to the Nazis in Western Europe at last. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tomada da Praia Juno See more »

Filming Locations:

Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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There appears to be no other men and vehicles on the beach other than Gariépy's tank and Lt. Grayson's unit. See more »

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Hartigan: First time I get bombed, was by our own air force. maybe they missed their target, maybe we'd been dropped in the wrong place. Maybe both. maybe we were all screwing up.
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heroes from Canada
3 November 2019 | by Dirk_stroyerSee all my reviews

There have been some excellent canadian films recently about this country's contribution to various wars. Assault on Juno (2010) is something not to be missed. A great documentary drama depicting the events of the d-day invasion when our troops landed on Juneau beach. Surviving veterans - now octogenarians are interviewed after staging. Their emotions encompass pride, shame, sadness, nostalgia, and a kind of bewilderment. The assault on Juno plays out the specific events of people who have served in various divisions: the amphibious tank team, the amphibious assault team, the amphibious assault team, all set to achieve their goals in a gripping minute-by-minute story.Finally, Canada has been wonderfully presented, and the film sounds so true that all the parts that have been dramatized merge completely with the news reels. It's terribly moving, and if you don't have a stone instead of a heart, you just can't help crying at different times.


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