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  • Drama
  • 1979
  • John Schlesinger
  • 133 mins
  • 15

Summary

Second World War romantic drama starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave. Members of the American 1st Army are stationed in a small Lancashire town as they await D-Day. While they are there, romance blossoms between the soldiers and the local women.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Sergeant Matt DysonRichard Gere
HelenVanessa Redgrave
JohnWilliam Devane
Jean MoretonLisa Eichhorn
Sergeant Danny RuffeloChick Vennera
Clarrie MoretonRachel Roberts (1)
Jim MoretonTony Melody
MollieWendy Morgan
Geoff MoretonMartin Smith
Billy RathbonePhilip Whileman

Crew

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DirectorJohn Schlesinger

Details

Theatrical distributor
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Guidance
Edited for language, violence, a sex scene and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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