John Schlesinger (1979)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This pleasing effort from director John Schlesinger glows with a homely period charm, but never descends into sentimentality. The story is about GIs stationed in Britain during the Second World War - Richard Gere always looks good in uniform - and Schlesinger gives a nice touch to the simmering juxtaposition of British working-class morality on a buzz bomb collision course with young adult hormones. The strong ensemble cast interplays superbly, and the scene where the lads march off for D-Day is particularly moving.


Life in a Lancashire community during the Second World War is turned on its head by the arrival of US servicemen intent on capturing the hearts of the local women. A soldier sets his sights on a shopkeeper's daughter, but his overtures look to be in vain. Romantic drama, starring Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane and Chick Vennera.

Cast & Crew

Sgt Matt Dyson Richard Gere
Jean Moreton Lisa Eichhorn
Helen Vanessa Redgrave
John William Devane
Sgt Danny Ruffelo Chick Vennera
Clarrie Moreton Rachel Roberts
Jim Moreton Tony Melody
Mollie Wendy Morgan
Director John Schlesinger
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: Edited for language, violence, a sex scene and nudity.Available on: video and DVD