Ike - Countdown To D-Day (Dvd Movie)
Category: Dvd Movies - Dvd Movies - Military And War
Unit Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Packaging: Dvd Style Box
Operating System: Dvd Movie
Tom Selleck, James Remar, Timothy Bottoms. Selleck delivers an outstanding performance as tough-as-nails General Dwight D. Eisenhower during those painstaking and strategic 90 days counting down to D-Day, deciding the fate of millions with every move he made.
Tom Selleck gives a restrained yet powerful performance as General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Ike: Countdown to D-Day. This made-for-cable feature focuses on the solemn, brilliant but plain-speaking Ike as he fine-tunes, over 90 days, tactical and political concerns involved with the Allies' imminent D-Day invasion of Normandy, i.e., America and Britain's long-awaited joint assault against Nazi-occupied Europe.
A strong cast--James Remar as General Omar Bradley, Timothy Bottoms as Ike's assistant, Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith--anchors the film's mesmerizing, blow-by-blow account of Eisenhower's leadership under the shadow of many uncertainties (predicting the weather for D-Day becomes a suspenseful refrain) and pressure from conflicting egos (Montgomery, DeGaulle, Patton).
Ian Mune is a delight as a wary, darkly bemused Churchill, who encourages Ike's strategy of supreme leadership and low-key diplomacy. The script by Lionel Chetwynd (DC 9/11: Time of Crisis) captures the unbearable tension of commencing the invasion--and awaiting the results. --Tom Keogh