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Storming Juno (2010)

Not Rated | | History, War | TV Movie 11 November 2010
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Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there.

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Tim Wolochatiuk
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Credited cast:
Benjamin Muir ... Lt. Bill Grayson
Kevin Walker ... Hartigan (as Kevin Jake Walker)
Craig Cyr ... Sgt. Armstrong
Anthony Rella Anthony Rella ... Rfn. Chan Katzman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alden Adair ... Sgt. MacPhee
Chris Arend Chris Arend ... German officer Hans Eiser
Drew Dafoe ... Stork
Alex Dault Alex Dault ... Rex
Lukas Guyader Lukas Guyader ... Tpr Robert Neal
Taylor Katz Taylor Katz ... Pte. Eddie Mallon
Philippe Martin Philippe Martin ... Sgt Leo Gariepy
Jesse Nerenberg Jesse Nerenberg ... Tpr. William McGinnis
James R. Noble James R. Noble ... Mc Kayla
Kyle Orzech Kyle Orzech ... Rfn. Louis 'Apple' Brunning
James Pettitt James Pettitt ... LCA Captain
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In June 1944, the Western Allies invaded the Third Reich in Operation Overlord, and Canada was a participant with its area of operations in Normandy, France designated Juno Beach. This film depicts the true stories of several Canadian soldiers in the invasion in its various aspects like the paratroopers, tank crews and regular infantry. Braving misfortune and ferocious German resistance, these Canadians fought to bring the fight to the Nazis in Western Europe at last. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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There appears to be no other men and vehicles on the beach other than Gariépy's tank and Lt. Grayson's unit. See more »

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Hartigan: First time I get bombed, was by our own air force. maybe they missed their target, maybe we'd been dropped in the wrong place. Maybe both. maybe we were all screwing up.
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Beach Head.
15 March 2016 | by rmax304823See all my reviews

Everybody knows about Omaha Beach on D Day, the Sixth of June, 1944, because that was where the landings were truly blunted. But we don't hear much about the landings by the Canadians are Juno Beach, just down the road.

This lacks the lavish budget and dramatic screenplay of "Saving Private Ryan" but generally does a convincing job of showing true -- not fictional -- events on and behind the flat sands of Juno, though the film was shot on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Instead of staged combat, newsreel footage of the historical events is inserted -- effectively. And the incidents shown have the virtue of being reenactments of real events.

It's not a long film and it lacks the perspective of "The Longest Day." And it's usually confusing to hear narration by two participants -- a tank commander and a paratrooper -- using voices so similar that it's hard to distinguish them. "I did this," says one voice, and we see a tank commander shouting orders. And without notice, we hear what appears to be the same voice saying something similar and we're way behind the lines with a tiny group of infantrymen.

An earlier attempt was made to show some of the sacrifices of Canadians in "Dieppe" -- the story of a disaster -- but again was hobbled by a low budget, so that much of the story was confined to military leaders arguing over the planning.

It's not a bad film. It resembles a TV documentary using reenactors.


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11 November 2010 (Canada) See more »

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A Tomada da Praia Juno See more »

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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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