Ike

Ike

Countdown to D-Day

DVD - 2004
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In March of 1944 recently appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Eisenhower, meets with Prime Minister Winston Churchill. They must come up with a brilliant strategy to put an end to World War II.

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lindy919
Sep 16, 2017

Surprisingly good for, what seems like, a made for TV war movie without a single actual war scene.

The movie made Ike look really good as a leader, and he was, but if you really look into his life as a general he wasn't all that special from anyone else. He was learning as he went along with this long war and tried not to repeat his mistakes from the past. But politics got into his plans too much, he should have stuck with just being a general and nothing else.

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Nooksack20
Jun 28, 2016

Excellent depiction of Dwight Dave Eisenhower's roll in D-Day preparation and all of the obstacles it faced. Selleck is superb in this roll.

aaa5756 May 30, 2014

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box.

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mikeedm
May 24, 2014

An interesting and accurate depiction of the supreme commander's role in the Normandy invasion. Tom Selleck was great in the lead role.

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docjnsuss
Jul 17, 2012

Dwight Eisenhower convinces Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President FDR that he should be the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces that were about to embark on D-Day, the invasion of France, and the Allies World War II effort to ultimately invade Nazi Germany. The movie covers the the period from three months prior to the invasion to D-Day, June 6, 1944. There are insights into Ike's handling of the invasion details as well as how he soothed the egos of other generals.

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aaa5756 May 30, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

aaa5756 May 30, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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