Ike - Countdown to D-Day - Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Tom Selleck Dwight D. Eisenhower
Bruce Phillips Bernard Law Montgomery
James Remar Omar Bradley
George Shevtsov Charles de Gaulle
Timothy Bottoms Walter Bedell Smith
Ian Mune Winston Churchill
Paul Gittins Henry Miller
Gerald McRaney George S. Patton
Movie Details
Director Robert Harmon
Studio Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 29 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
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Seen It Yes
Seen Where Home
Index 1427
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/31/04
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
All Movie Guide
Folder 012
DISC MP4
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.78:1
UPC 043396044777
Chapters
Release Date 8/31/04
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby