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Hugh Hudson (1985)

12 Certificate
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Our Score
Hugh Hudson's look at the American War of Independence was a famous mega-flop, sealing the fate of the already over-extended Goldcrest production house. It is the story of a father and son, and the way history intrudes on their relationship. On the plus side are: the battle scenes, brilliantly filmed with a hand-held camera; a remarkable portrayal of a sadistic English officer by a deeply in period Donald Sutherland; and clever art direction which turns King's Lynn into New York. On the debit side is Al Pacino's ludicrous performance and laughable Scots/Irish/Brooklyn accent - an all-too evident case of Method madness and a star's egomania unbalancing an entire production. Another embarrassment is Nastassja Kinski's part - as a revolutionary heroine, she just gets in the way.


A New York fur trapper leads a simple life until the outbreak of the American war of Independence. As he struggles to protect his son, who has been drafted into service, he forms a relationship with an aristocratic woman who has turned against the British. Historical drama, starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland and Nastassja Kinski.

Cast & Crew

Tom Dobb Al Pacino
Daisy McConnahay Nastassja Kinski
Sergeant Major Peasy Donald Sutherland
Mrs McConnahay Joan Plowright
Mr McConnahay Dave King
Sergeant Jones Steven Berkoff
Liberty Woman Annie Lennox
Ned Dobb Dexter Fletcher
Young Ned Sid Owen
Corty John Wells
Lord Hampton Richard O'Brien
Merle Eric Milota
Betsy Felicity Dean
Amy Jo Anna Lee
Cuffy Cheryl Miller
Israel Davis Harry Ditson
Bella Davis Rebecca Calder
Abby Theresa Boden
Ben Cameron Johann
Ahab Danny Potts
Sergeant Marley William Marlowe
Captain Lacy Stefan Gryff
Director Hugh Hudson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some violence and swearing Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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