Hope and Glory
Contemporary Classics
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1987
Director: John Boorman
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-862792
Running time: 1:52 (112 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Widescreen 1.78:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: June 05, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#854)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 05, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII.

Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice Edwards) finds his childhood to be a time of great danger — and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings at his own doorstep and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy's young life is shaped — and even enriched — by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. And though Billy is surrounded by decimation and the smoking remnants of ruined lives, his sense of enchanted wonderment and innocence in the face of man's most destructive folly affect him in a way that alters his life forever.
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Genres
Drama
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Nelson Entertainment
 • Goldcrest
Media Companies:
 • Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Feature Trailers
Crew
Direction
John Boorman....Director
Writing
John Boorman....Writer
Production
Jake Eberts....Executive Producer
Edgar F. Gross....Executive Producer
John Boorman....Producer
Cinematography
Philippe Rousselot....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ian Crafford....Film Editor
Music
Peter Martin....Composer
Sound
Ron Davis....Sound Editor
Peter Handford....Sound
John Hayward....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Shirley Russell....Costume Designer
Anthony Pratt....Production Designer
Phil Stokes....Visual Effects
Anna Dryhurst....Make-up Artist
Don Dossett....Art Director
Cast
Sebastian Rice Edwards....Bill
Geraldine Muir....Sue
Sarah Miles....Grace
David Hayman....Clive
Sammi Davis....Dawn
Derrick O'Connor....Mac
Susan Wooldridge....Molly
Jean-Marc Barr....Bruce
Ian Bannen....Grandfather George
Annie Leon....Grandma
Jill Baker....Faith
Amelda Brown....Hope
Katrine Boorman....Charity
Colin Higgins....Clive's Pal
Shelagh Fraser....WVS Woman
Gerald James....Headmaster
Barbara Pierson....Teacher
Nicky Taylor....Roger
Jodie Andrews....Roger's Gang
Nicholas Askew....Roger's Gang
Jamie Bowman....Roger's Gang
Colin Dale....Roger's Gang
David Parkin....Roger's Gang
Carlton Taylor....Roger's Gang
Sara Langton....Pauline
Imogen Cawrse....Jennifer
Susan Brown....Mrs. Evans
Charley Boorman....Luftwaffe Pilot
Peter Hughes....Policeman
Ann Thornton....Honeymoon Couple
Andrew Bicknell....Honeymoon Couple
Christine Crowshaw....Pianist
William Armstrong....Canadian Sergeant
Arthur Cox....Fireman