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Worst WW2 movies ever made?

Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by Lord of War, Nov 3, 2006.

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  1. Biak

    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    "Wake Me When it's Over "

    Ernie Kovaks, Dick Shawn & Jack Warden
    "Gus Brubaker has been drafted... again. Due to a clerical error, Gus finds himself deployed to a little Japanese island where everyone is bored to death. So Gus decided to build a hotel and hire locals to run the place."

    I'm not saying it's the worst but I had to look it up to remember the title.
    Actually the more I think about it, a damn fine movie ! Think I'll try and find it .
     
  2. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    The Spitfire that took twenty minutes to land on the beach after running out of fuel.
     
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    Dunkirk was potentially a good story that was poorly depicted.

    Thin Red Line was geared toward social anthropologists. A social anthropolgist to me that and she enjoyed it. I didn't but I'm an poorly educated slob.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    That's the issue. If you only watch one thread in the movie it moves along better.

    But how was he flying a Spit with no engine? (Check it when it's burning on the beach.)
     
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    I see what you mean. And it was Nick Notle at his finest. Sean Penn wasn’t too shabby either!
     
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    I thought the idea of the three threads was good, but the implementation left much to be desired.
     
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    Yeah, people weren't seeing it in droves.
     
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    Yeah, they weren't that bloody aerodynamic.
     
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    My wife wanted to know it that shaft connected to ... another shaft. We nearly got thrown out of the theater. :oops: :p
     
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    That may have been an act of mercy. Thankfully the library had it so I saw it for free.
     
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    Have we mentioned "Battle of Bulge" with Henry Fonda and some blonde-therefore-Nazi guy?
     
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    I think so.
     
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    Been on one of the movie channels about three times in the last month.
     
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    The whole "rolling barrels of gas down hill as an anti-tank measure" is ludicrous. ~6 pounds per gallon, 55 gallons, that mumble pounds per barrel. Kinda hard to aim, too.
     
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    Five from Hell and Dessert Commando are both pretty rough.
     
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    I hoped you'd reply. :dance3:
     
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    Agreed. Ironically, Joachim Peiper whom the Hessler character was based on, died by fire when his home in France was torched in 1976.
     
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    I can't tell you the name of the flick, but I was surfing the stations looking for a way to waste a Sunday afternoon, and I come across a movie that was just starting. It was an American patrol, sneaking up on some German Bunkers. Ok, good start....but within five minutes they were engaged with SS Zombies.....And I have to tell you if there is anything that I hate it is a SS Zombie...
     
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