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Overlord (2018)

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A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

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Julius Avery

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Billy Ray (screenplay by), Mark L. Smith (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jovan Adepo ... Boyce
Wyatt Russell ... Ford
Mathilde Ollivier ... Chloe
Pilou Asbæk ... Wafner
John Magaro ... Tibbet
Iain De Caestecker ... Chase
Jacob Anderson ... Dawson
Dominic Applewhite ... Rosenfeld
Gianny Taufer Gianny Taufer ... Paul
Joseph Quinn ... Grunauer
Bokeem Woodbine ... Rensin
Erich Redman ... Dr. Schmidt
Mark McKenna ... Murphy
Hayley Carmichael ... Mrs. Lesner
Marc Rissmann ... Scherzer
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Storyline

On the eve of D-Day, the 5th of June, 1944, several American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success: destroy a radio tower built in a little castle of an old French town that the Third Reich uses for communication between Berlin and Normandy beaches' bunkers. Due to the intense enemy fire, the planes are shot down and most soldiers die in the landing or are killed by the Nazis' night patrols after they land. However, a private named Ed Boyce survives to find Corporal Ford, a last-minute incorporation from Italy and a veteran expert in bombs and explosives, rogue sniper Tibbet, war photographer Chase, and finally private Dawson. After they watch the killing of their superior Sargeant Eldson by a Nazi night patrol, Ford becomes leader of the group and they try to get the town with the tower in order to complete the mission. In the forest close to the town they meet Chloe, a villager who assists the soldiers in her home with ... Written by Chockys

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Stop the unstoppable.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Overlord See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,202,108, 11 November 2018

Gross USA:

$21,704,844

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,657,844
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Operation Overlord was the code-name for the Allied operation for the Battle of Normandy, which launched the successful invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. This, alongside Operation Neptune, would become known as D-Day. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when Boyce is struggling to get loose from his parachute and swim the the surface of the lake he cuts the lines with his bayonet. As he swims to the surface there isn't anything in his hands, but when he gets to the surface he again has the bayonet and uses it to cut a hole in the parachute. See more »

Quotes

Boyce: Three months ago, I was cutting grass on my front yard. The mailman shows up with a letter from the army. Now I'm here, and no idea where I'm going to end up.
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Alternate Versions

After the film was given the restricted R18+ rating in Australia, Paramount Pictures decided to edit out almost 1 minute of footage to lessen the violence for the cinema version. The subsequent re-submission got the film a more accessible MA15+ rating. Although this version never ended up getting released due to Paramount Pictures changing their minds to instead give the original R18+ rated cut to cinemas. See more »

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Soundtracks

Bridging the Gap
Written by Ansel Collins (as Ansel George Collins), Nas (as Nasir Jones), Winston Riley (as Winston Delano Riley), Dave Barker, Salaam Remi (as Salaam Remi Gibbs), Olu Dara, Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield), Melvin London (as Melvin R. London) and Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniels)
Performed by Nas feat. Olu Dara
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Fresh, fun horror movie
21 October 2018 | by erosegeritySee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Philadelphia Film Festival and I had a good time watching it. It's a very intense movie with a lot of action throughout; it never has a moment where it calms down. I like that aspect of it but I can definitely see it being sensory overload for a lot of people. It's also quite graphic, and sometimes it's a little gratuitous and overly gory. I think the film relies a little too much on jump scares but the atmosphere is pretty creepy anyway. I think towards the end the film gets pretty over-the-top and silly, but I think it's an interesting setting and it's very well-shot and the VFX are pretty good.


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