Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory

Director: John Boorman Cast: Sebastian Rice-Edwards
Sebastian Rice-Edwards
, Sarah Miles
Sarah Miles
, David Hayman
David Hayman
John Boorman
Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory

Director: John Boorman Cast: Sebastian Rice-Edwards
Sebastian Rice-Edwards
, Sarah Miles
Sarah Miles
, David Hayman
David Hayman
John Boorman

Blu-ray (Subtitled)

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An affectionate reverie about war, childhood, and British stoicism, John Boorman's Hope and Glory is the veteran filmmaker's recollection of the bombing of London during World War II. Set on the British home front during the early days of the war, this episodic movie shows the blitz through the eyes of seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice-Edwards). At the war's outset, Billy finds himself alone in a house full of women, as all the men are called off to join the war effort. With wide-eyed wonder and an outsized imagination, Billy sees the war as a grand diversion, an extension of his world of knights, tin soldiers, and war games. As bombs fall and houses burn, Billy's mother (Sarah Miles) struggles to keep the family together in her husband's absence. Even as Billy seeks to escape the harem of aunts and sisters, Dawn (Sammi Davis), his older sister, falls for a Canadian soldier, who gets her pregnant. After the Rohans' home catches fire (not, ironically, as the result of a bomb blast, but from a domestic accident), the family is forced to move in with Billy's cantankerous grandfather in the countryside, where they spend the rest of their summer and enjoy an unusual idyll amid the raging war. Nominated in 1987 for a Best Picture Academy Award, Hope and Glory proved to be another high point in the career of the remarkably protean Boorman. ~ Elbert Ventura

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2018
UPC: 0887090140812
Original Release: 1987
Rating: PG-13
Source: Olive
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 19,753

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sebastian Rice-Edwards Bill Rohan
Sarah Miles Grace Rohan
David Hayman Clive Rohan
Derrick O'Connor Mac
Susan Wooldridge Molly
Sammi Davis Dawn Rohan
Ian Bannen George
Jean-Marc Barr Cpl. Bruce Carey
Anne Leon Bill's Grandmother
Amelda Brown Hope
Jill Baker Faith
Katrine Boorman Charity
Geraldine Muir Sue Rohan
Nicky Taylor Roger
Gerald James Headmaster
Sara Langton Pauline
Barbara Pierson Teacher
Charley Boorman Luftwaffe Pilot
William Armstrong Canadian Sergeant
John Boorman Narrator
Nicholas Askew Actor
Colin Higgins Clive's Friend
Shelagh Fraser WVS Woman
Colin Dale Roger's Gang
Imogen Cawrse Jennifer
Susan Brown Mrs. Evans
Peter Hughes Policeman
Ann Thornton Honeymoon Couple
Andrew Bicknell Honeymoon Couple
Christine Crowshaw Pianist
Arthur Cox Fireman

Technical Credits
John Boorman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Andy Armstrong Asst. Director
Paul Ciani Producer
Mike Collins Special Effects
Ian Crafford Editor
Don Dossett Art Director
Anna Dryhurst Makeup
Michael Dryhurst Co-producer
Jake Eberts Executive Producer
Rodney Fuller Special Effects
Edgar Gross Executive Producer
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
Peter J. Martin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Pratt Production Designer
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Shirley Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Selway Casting
Phil Stokes Special Effects
Anthony Van Laast Choreography
Joanne Woollard Set Decoration/Design

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