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The Longest Day (1962) Movie Information

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765

Avg. Rating:

2.98/4

# of Ratings:

87

Genres:

Action, Drama

Rating:

G

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/04/1962

Director:

Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton

Actors:

Eddie Albert
Paul Anka
Arletty
Red Buttons
Sean Connery
Richard Burton

 

 

 

 

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The allied invasion of Normandy during WW II is covered on an epic scale, told with an all star cast, and brilliantly recreated historic events. -- MaceeRae

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Yojimbo 10/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Classic Hollywood war stalwart peppered with big names and an interestingly factual take on the D-Day landings. Perhaps a little overly ambitious as it's sprawling 3 hour length can seem like an eternity in places, but a solid war film nonetheless.

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dukeakasmudge 08/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Just as good as Saving Private Ryan

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gideon43 06/03/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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My abiding memory of The Longest Day will forever be Red Buttons as paratrooper Pvt John Steele hanging from a church steeple helpless and terrified as his colleagues are shot down around him. This is predominately the reason for this movies considerable success, the blending of personal individual stories and mammoth battle scenes featuring (literally) a cast of thousands. A labor of love for producer Darryl F. Zanuck who rolled the red carpet out for an astonishing cast of international stars of which John Wayne is the standout. Impressive, epic and richly detailed, the Longest day remains a stunningly observed acheivement.

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