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The War Movie Podcast

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

The War Movie Podcast

    Navy SEALs (1990)

    Navy SEALs (1990)

    This week we delve into the secretive world of the Navy SEALs with a classic of the Special Forces movie sub-genre. 1990's 'Navy SEALs' was positioned as a summer blockbuster but failed to launch despite some decent performances and good action set pieces. The film was directed by Lewis Teague and stars Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Rick Rossovich, Cyril O'Reilly, Bill Paxton, and Dennis Haysbert. Strap in for discussion of MP5 SDs, overpowered Barrett .50 cals and a powerhouse moustache.



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Greyhound (2020)

    Greyhound (2020)

    This week we brave the North Atlantic, dodge marauding U-Boats and endure the biting cold to discuss 2020's 'Greyhound'. Directed by Aaron Schneider with a screenplay from the film's lead, Tom Hanks, Greyhound is an adaptation of C.S. Forester's 1955 novel The Good Shepherd. The film also stars Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue.



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    • 49 min
    Interview with Legendary Stuntman Jim Dowdall

    Interview with Legendary Stuntman Jim Dowdall

    We're thrilled to be joined by legendary British stuntman and stunt coordinator Jim Dowdall! Jim has worked in film for over 40 years as an armourer, stuntman, stunt co-ordinator and a supporting actor. He's had an incredible career which began with the likes of ‘The Dirty Dozen’, ‘Where Eagles Dare’ 'The Eagle Has Landed' and includes half a dozen Star Wars and James Bond films, and other war films including 'The Pianist', 'Fury', 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', 'Enemy at the Gates' and 'Saving Private Ryan'. During our chat we put questions submitted by our fantastic Supporting Cast via Patreon to Jim and he had some brilliant stories to tell! 



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Lancaster (2022) with Historical Consultant Steve Darlow

    Lancaster (2022) with Historical Consultant Steve Darlow

    This week in a change of pace Fighting On Film moves into new territory discussing a documentary film for the first time. We were very pleased to be joined by historian, producer and historical consultant Steve Darlow who helped make Lancaster, the new documentary about the Lancaster bomber and the men who flew them during the war. The documentary comes from the team who produced 2018's Spitfire and brings together candid interviews with veterans, phenomenal aerial photography and stunning contemporary footage to tell the story of the bomber in a very human and engaging way. We spoke to Steve about his role in the documentary, bringing together the veterans interviewed in the film and the challenges of telling the Lancaster and bomber command's story in just 110 minutes.



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    • 34 min
    Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

    Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

    This week we discuss the only Hollywood depiction of the 1983 US Invasion of Grenada - 'Heartbreak Ridge'. Directed, produced and staring Clint Eastwood Heartbreak Ridge follows a US Marine Corps Recon Platoon as they are whipped into shape and thrown into battle. Written by written by James Carabatsos who also wrote Hamburger Hill the film's young cast includes Mario Van Peebles, Vincent Irizarry, Peter Koch, Tom Villard, Ramon Franco and Boyd Gaines alongside Everett McGill, Arlen Dean Snyder and Marsha Mason.



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    March Or Die (1977)

    March Or Die (1977)

    Fix your bayonets, check your canteens and load your Lewis Gun as we follow Gene Hackman's Major Foster deep into the desert. This week we discus 1977's 'March or Die', a film set during the Rif War of the 1920s, which follows a French Foreign Legion company as it tries to defend an ill-fated archaeological expedition. Directed by Dick Richards, the film stars Terrence Hill, Ian Holm and Max Von Sydow. 



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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

JDwoodstock ,

Lots to savour…

Great, not manic and an eclectic selection of films. Good homework!

Mr Hththth ,

Rivet Counter Hell

The problem with war films is explaining how movies work to the war nerds and war to the movie nerds. This lot don’t see to understand either particularly well but try to make up for it by snarking about the wrong model Lee Enfield in a particular shot. Their whiny voices don’t help either.

Buckman Mary ,

Another great one from Robbie and Matthew

Loved the Memphis Belle episode, one of the few films discussed that I remember seeing in the cinema when it first came out in 1990. Agree with the comments about the letters scene with David Strathairn and John Lithgow, very powerful. Keep up the good work lads.

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