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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.


Oliver Parker


Hamish McColl (screenplay), Jimmy Perry (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »





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


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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These boys will make you think again. See more »


Comedy | War


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English | German

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armia tetryków See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DJ Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Corporal Jones tells Captain Mainwaring that he served in Sudan with the Army Catering Corps, but the ACC was not formed until 1941, long after Jones would have been fit for active service. See more »


George Mainwaring: Men, I am a man of few words but, there comes a time in a soldier's life, when one must confront...
Frazer: For God's sake, man! We're in enough trouble without you making a speech!
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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 »


References Long John Silver (1954) See more »


Auf Wiedersehen Mr Hitler
Composed by Charlie Mole
Additional lyrics by Oliver Parker
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Not the best
12 December 2016 | by davidjemitusSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the old Dad's Army series but was never a die hard fan of it.

The new film is pleasant and full of great actors but I only laughed once (near the end of the film) and found it rather disappointing. The new actors did a good job of reprising the characters except for Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring didn't work.

The one exception was Annette Crosbie and Julia Foster who looked like they had a great time making the film and made the most of their tiny presence of screen. However the other actors were largely wasted by average (and unfunny) dialogue and a dull interpretation of the story.

Many things are best left with the originals only and that's certainly true in this case.

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