Two Men Went to War (2004)

Two Men Went to War
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 49mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Richard Everett Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Christopher Villiers Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Raymond Foxall Source Material (from novel: "Amateur Commandos") 120786 4000003
Sally French Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Amit Barooah Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Charlie Savill Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Amanda Coombes Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
John Ignatius Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
David Yardley Editor n/a 172 7000001
Sarah Bird Casting n/a 179 10000001
Jill Taylor Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Sam Stokes Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Sophie Becher Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Richard Harvey Music n/a 120781 8000001
Steve Carter Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Robert Bevan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Keith Hayley Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
James Fleet Actor Major Bates 1 1000006
Julian Glover Actor Colonel Hatchard 1 1000007
Anthony Valentine Actor Sergeant Major Dudley 1 1000005
Phyllida Law Actor Faith 1 1000004
Leo Bill Actor Private Cuthbertson 1 1000002
Derek Jacobi Actor Major Merton 1 1000003
Roseanna Lavelle Actor Emma Fraser 1 1000008
Mossie Smith Actor Mrs Fraser 1 1000009
Ira Trattner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pat Harding Producer n/a 3 3000002
John Henderson Director n/a 2 2000001
Richard Sutton Actor Private Horrocks 1 1000012
Christopher Villiers Actor Dr Oliver Holmes 1 1000010
David Ryall Actor Winston Churchill 1 1000011
Kenneth Cranham Actor Sergeant King 1 1000001
Synopsis
Based on a true story, Sergeant Peter King of the Army Dental Corps, too old to fight, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a trainee dental mechanic in the Corps, are thrown together by their passionate desire to see active service. Armed with just two revolvers and a dozen grenades, King persuades Cuthbertson to join him on a mission to occupied France. In a letter to Winston Churchill, King explains their intention to invade France and fight the Germans. After a number of failed attempts, they finally arrive by boat and stumble across a German radar station. They succeed in blowing-up what they believe to be the main Operations Room, but are soon forced to make their escape as the entire compound unexpectedly erupts with gunfire and explosions. After narrow escapes from the Germans and a stray mine in the Channel, the two men are picked up at sea and interrogated as spies. Identified as deserters, they are returned to their barracks to be court martialed. At the eleventh hour King and Cuthbertson are saved by the arrival of Major Merton, Churchill's Chief Intelligence Advisor. Their letter has been received in Whitehall and Merton corroborates their heroic story. Exonerated of lying, King and Cuthbertson are nevertheless reprimanded by the Court for their behaviour, but receive an invitation to tea with the Prime Minister should they ever be in Whitehall.