Ike - Countdown to D-Day

Ike - Countdown to D-Day

5.0 1
Director: Robert Harmon

Cast: Robert Harmon, Tom Selleck, James Remar, Timothy Bottoms

     
 
Tom Selleck stars as General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the television film Ike: Countdown to D-Day. The film follows the General in the three months leading up to the decisive invasion that would turn the tide of World War II toward the Allied powers. The film opens with Winston Churchill (Ian Mune) appointing Eisenhower as the Supreme Allied Commander. Ike faces

Overview

Tom Selleck stars as General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the television film Ike: Countdown to D-Day. The film follows the General in the three months leading up to the decisive invasion that would turn the tide of World War II toward the Allied powers. The film opens with Winston Churchill (Ian Mune) appointing Eisenhower as the Supreme Allied Commander. Ike faces conflicts with British General Montgomery (Bruce Phillips), American General George Patton (Gerald McRaney), and French leader Charles de Gaulle (George Shevtsov). Eisenhower must balance these men's egos as he organizes the risky but necessary military maneuver.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Tom Selleck stars as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in this A&E production that chronicles the 90 days leading up to the most important military maneuver in U.S. history -- D-Day, June 6, 1944. Selleck must put aside his easygoing Magnum P.I. persona to capture the man that was to later serve as president, and he does so, admirably portraying Ike as a man who must remain strong despite the many deaths that are to occur as a result of his command decisions. Light on actual battle scenes, Ike is more about the political ramifications that surrounded the invasion. Ian Mune stands out as Prime Minister Winston Churchill, while Gerald McRaney has very little to do as Gen. George S. Patton in a small part. Selleck is also well supported by Timothy Bottoms as Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith, James Remar as Gen. Omar Bradley, and Bruce Phillips as Gen. Bernard Montgomery. Ike is an excellent study of the man and his pivotal role in ending World War II and provides Selleck fans a chance to see him in a meaty, standout performance.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
UPC:
0043396044777
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
3,714

Special Features

Closed Caption; Tom Selleck and filmmakers' commentary; Ike: The filmmakers reflect; Previews

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [7:08]
2. His Unfriendly Freindly [3:38]
3. The Patton Problem [7:57]
4. Committing to June [10:18]
5. Loose Lips [10:19]
6. Overlord Unveiled [8:25]
7. No True Glory [9:07]
8. Toughest Decision [9:10]
9. General DeGaulle [7:17]
10. The Order Is Given [3:12]
11. "Let's Go" [3:23]
12. D-Day [8:42]

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Ike - Countdown to D-Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Selleck and Timothy Bottoms do excetionally well in this film. Great movie for anyone and for people whom are big history-buffs.