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The story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy.tt0401504
Ike: Countdown to D-Day is a 2004 American made-for-television historical war drama film originally aired on the American television channel A&E, directed by Robert Harmon and written by Lionel Chetwynd. Countdown to D-Day was filmed entirely in New Zealand with the roles of British characters played by New Zealanders; the American roles were played by Americans.
The film is also notable for being the only major production in which General Montgomery‘s portrayal concentrates on his role as a competent military professional, instead of focusing on his alleged personality disorders, while still showing his eccentricities. General Patton’s complex personality is also outlined in a very brief set of scenes played by Gerald McRaney.
The film omits Ike’s relationship with Kay Summersby, his driver, though she appears briefly in a scene where the general officers are viewing movie reels. She is also portrayed as his driver when Ike visits US paratroopers on the eve of D-Day.
Director: Robert Harmon Writer: Lionel Chetwynd Stars: Tom Selleck, James Remar, Timothy Bottoms | See full cast & crew »