Ike, Countdown To D-Day - Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Tom Selleck Dwight D. Eisenhower
James Remar Omar Bradley
Timothy Bottoms Walter Bedell Smith
Gerald McRaney George S. Patton
Paul Gittins Henry Miller
Bruce Phillips Bernard Law Montgomery
Ian Mune Winston Churchill
George Shevtsov Charles de Gaulle
John Bach
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; War
Director Robert Harmon
Producer Dennis A. Brown
Writer Lionel Chetwynd
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time 89 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Tom Selleck gives a restrained yet powerful performance as General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Ike: Countdown to D-Day. This made-for-cable feature focuses on the solemn, brilliant but plain-speaking Ike as he fine-tunes, over 90 days, tactical and political concerns involved with the Allies' imminent D-Day invasion of Normandy, i.e., America and Britain's long-awaited joint assault against Nazi-occupied Europe. A strong cast--James Remar as General Omar Bradley, Timothy Bottoms as Ike's assistant, Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith--anchors the film's mesmerizing, blow-by-blow account of Eisenhower's leadership under the shadow of many uncertainties (predicting the weather for D-Day becomes a suspenseful refrain) and pressure from conflicting egos (Montgomery, DeGaulle, Patton). Ian Mune is a delight as a wary, darkly bemused Churchill, who encourages Ike's strategy of supreme leadership and low-key diplomacy. The script by Lionel Chetwynd (DC 9/11: Time of Crisis) captures the unbearable tension of commencing the invasion--and awaiting the results. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
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Index 107
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 043396044777
Release Date 1/4/2005
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby