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on 19 February 2015
*This review is for the DVD and VHS of the 1991 Gulf War film by Shimon Dotan, not the TV series about WWII, which Amazon and IMDB keep getting mixed up!

The Finest Hour (1991) is a war film starring Rob Lowe. The plot tells of two Navy SEALs who become best friends whilst training, but fall out over a woman and end their training on opposite sides of the country because of this. They are then sent out on a number of missions together following Sadam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, one involving the rescue of their instructor and Chief Petty Officer; here they must overcome their differences and work together again.

This film was pretty low key when it came out, certainly not as high profile as Navy Seals (1990) starring Charlie Sheen. I would say both films are equal in quality. Lowe pulls of the wise-cracking tough guy with ease, seemingly comfortable in the role; the rest of the cast - relatively unknown - also play their parts well. There are two storylines running concurrently here: the love triangle and the invasion of Iraq, which makes for interesting watching, if you don't just want all-out battle scenes.

Also stars: Gale Hansen (Dead Poets Society), Tracy Griffith (First Power), and Eb Lottimer (North & South).
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on 19 February 2015
The Finest Hour (1991) is a war film starring Rob Lowe. The plot tells of two Navy SEALs who become best friends whilst training, but fall out over a woman and end their training on opposite sides of the country because of this. They are then sent out on a number of missions together following Sadam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, one involving the rescue of their instructor and Chief Petty Officer; here they must overcome their differences and work together again.

This film was pretty low key when it came out, certainly not as high profile as Navy Seals (1990) starring Charlie Sheen. I would say both films are equal in quality. Lowe pulls of the wise-cracking tough guy with ease, seemingly comfortable in the role; the rest of the cast - relatively unknown - also play their parts well. There are two storylines running concurrently here: the love triangle and the invasion of Iraq, which makes for interesting watching, if you don't just want all-out battle scenes.

Also stars: Gale Hansen (Dead Poets Society), Tracy Griffith (First Power), and Eb Lottimer (North & South)
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on 7 January 2001
Finest Hour takes us to the actual people involved in the second world war, their suffering and courage. This video makes the war seem even more real as the sometimes emotional descriptions of events help to paint a vivid picture in ones mind of the stupidity of conflict.
This film provides an educational and historically accurate account of one of the greatest human tradgedies the world has ever seen.
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on 22 August 2006
Told with clarity and often quite an emotional wallop, this fine series brings us the perspective of The Battle of Britain often lacking from the vast pile of other documentaries on the subject; personal accounts of the human realities of the situation from a generation whose ranks are thinning fast. As such these interviews and memories are a crucial part of Britain's wartime history.

You'd think the Battle of Britain had all been done by now as far as documentaries are concerned. All the facts chewed over, all the emotional and patriotic buttons pushed and every angle examined. But at least until you see this, and amongst other things hear the tale of the poor girl in the RAF operations room whose duty required her to listen to the imminent death of her fighter-pilot fiancée, you'd be wrong.
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on 1 November 2015
great movie
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on 18 August 2010
This was purchased for my father-in-law who was very happy with the rapid delivery and quality of the product. Thank you
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