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Dieppe (1993)

A dramatization of the failed World War II raid which became the most serious defeat of Canadian forces in the war.

Director:

John N. Smith

Writers:

John Krizanc, Brian Villa (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Maj. Gen. Hamilton Roberts
Victor Garber ... Lord Louis Mountbatten
Robert Joy ... Hughes-Hallett
Peter Donat ... McNaughton
Aidan Devine ... Casey
Gordon Currie ... Stefan
Thomas Mitchell ... Jawarski
Brian Taylor Brian Taylor ... Morton
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Magnus
John Nelles ... Lionel
Larissa Laskin ... Leith
Gabrielle Rose ... Anne
John Neville ... Gen. Sir Alan Brooke
Kenneth Welsh ... Maj. Gen. Harry Crerar
Michael Anderson Jr. ... David Lean
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Canadian troops stationed in England during the Second World War were ordered to attack the Nazi-occupied French seaside town of Dieppe. More than 900 were killed. Written by Anonymous

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raid | dieppe | beach | seaside | commando | See All (23) »

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History | War

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Picton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

A Royal Naval seaman working in the operations room sports a thin moustache. A Canadian production advisor should have been aware that the only facial hair permitted in both British and Canadian navies would be a full beard. See more »

Connections

References In Which We Serve (1942) See more »

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A great Canadian WWII movie
20 January 2001 | by The movie manSee all my reviews

I think Dieppe is not only a great WWII movie, but also the only really good Canadian movie out there. The way it blends the stories of the different soldiers with the story of the generals is very well done, and the fact that you know what happens at the end just makes it more powerful and compelling. And the battle scene is superb. Steven Speilberg totally copied it when he did the beach scene in Saving Private Ryan. Sure, he added more explosions and gore (he had a bigger budget), but personally I think Dieppe's battle scene is better than Saving Private Ryan's, because you know the characters and you care about what happens to them, unlike Saving Private Ryan where you're seeing them for the first time. Very good movie.


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