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Allies (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 1 November 2014 (UK)
August 1944. A team of British soldiers led by a US Captain are dropped behind enemy lines in France on a mission that could shorten the war. As nothing goes according to plan, commando ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Julian Ovenden ... Captain Gabriel Jackson
Chris Reilly ... Sergeant Harry McBain
Matt Willis ... Private Billy Munns
Edmund Kingsley ... Private Yorkie Jones
Leon Vickers Leon Vickers ... Private Jim Scales
Frank Leboeuf ... Marcel Deville
Erich Redman ... Lieutenant Colonel Kaltz
Werner Daehn ... Captain Dekker
Emmanuelle Bouaziz ... Catherine
Mark Moraghan ... Colonel Slade
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felix Auer ... Werther
Mark Barnett Mark Barnett ... French Resistance Fighter
Isabeau Bentley Isabeau Bentley ... Radio Controller
David Bertrand David Bertrand ... French café owner
Richard Bishop Richard Bishop ... Braun's SS Soldier #2
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August 1944. A team of British soldiers led by a US Captain are dropped behind enemy lines in France on a mission that could shorten the war. As nothing goes according to plan, commando Sergeant Harry McBain and Captain Gabriel Jackson know they must put aside personal animosity if the mission is to succeed. Inspired by true events, Allies tells the story of friendship and survival. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

French | German | English

Release Date:

1 November 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alliés See more »

Filming Locations:

Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Several members of the 82nd Airborne 505th battle reenactment group were involved in the filming of the climactic battle See more »

Goofs

Just minutes into the movie when Captain Gabriel Jackson is traveling on the train. The train seats are lined in British Rail Second Class Moquette material used to line the seats of carriages in the 1970s. British Rail didn't exist during the Second World War. See more »

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Why didn't they use a Military Adviser?
7 March 2015 | by simonmacksSee all my reviews

I watched ten minutes of this movie then had to leave it.

The opening battle was implausible. As another reviewer noted there were groups standing and firing at each other - like a civil war movie more than a WWII one. Senior officer commanding a Platoon level action while wearing his gorget patches in the field. Refers to his subordinate leaders as Company Captains. British troops had Company Commanders who were Majors. US command companies with Captains.

Then onto a briefing about the coming mission. The SGT comes to attention like a kid would if playing at soldiers. Servicemen will understand what I mean. Briefing was light on detail and delivered by a senior officer who sounded like a voice over man. Then the British soldiers all salute like recruits with no head dress on.

I figured it wasn't going up hill from here so I decided to spend my time on something that didn't make me want to shout at the TV.

Might sound picky but these were glaring issue that set the scene for for a poor movie.

I love low budget films and will happily make allowances for realism flaws. But the flaws in this weren't due to cost except maybe the fee for an adviser.


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