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Seven Up! -- A group of British children aged 7 from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects.


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5 May 1964 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Douglas Keay ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Balden ... Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett ... Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield ... Himself (as Simon)

Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby ... Himself (as John)
Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux ... Himself (as Charles)

Nicholas Hitchon ... Himself (as Nicholas)
Neil Hughes ... Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson ... Herself (as Lindsay)
Paul Kligerman ... Himself (as Paul)
Michelle Murphy ... Herself (as Michelle)
Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Susan)

Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)
Derek Cooper ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Peter Davies ... Himself (uncredited)
Wilfrid Thomas ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Almond 
Produced by
Paul Almond .... producer
Derek Granger .... executive producer
Tim Hewat .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Lewis Linzee (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Samuelson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Christopher Spurr .... trainee assistant editor: video (uncredited)
Other crew
Michael Apted .... researcher
Michael Boultbee .... technical team
Dick Fontaine .... production team
Peter Heinze .... technical team
Mike Hodges .... production team
Douglas Keay .... production team
Lewis Linzee .... technical team
Tony Osborne .... technical team
Denis Pitts .... production team
David Samuelson .... technical team
Alex Valentine .... production team
Gordon McDougall .... researcher (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"7 Up" - USA (alternative title)
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39 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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This, the first entry in the series, is the only one not directed by Michael Apted; instead it was directed by Canadian Paul Almond. Apted was a researcher on this installment and chose the original selection of children.See more »
Nicholas Hitchon:If I could change the world, I'd turn it into a diamond.See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Only two movies in and I'm drawn in completely, 8 July 2005
Author: metalgoth ( from Pennsylvania

I've read about this series elsewhere and was always curious to see it. Thanks to an internet movie rental chain I've now seen 7 Up and 7 + 7, and the rest of the series is queued up and ready to ship. I can't wait.

Viewers who are not used to the various English accents will likely be struggling to understand what some of the kids are saying in the first movie, 7 Up, but it's a short film, and deserves repeated viewing. My vague memories of previous reviews of this series suggest that this may be the most lighthearted of the series. While it is fascinating for many reasons, it is also vastly enjoyable just for the experience of the 7 year-olds' high spirits and humor.

It's jarring when you get your first look at 7 + 7, which revisits most of the kids 7 years later. Their individuality, only hinted at in the first movie, is obvious in these now-14 year-olds. As a parent I feel that familiar combination of the sadness at the loss of the child and anticipation of the future adult. Here we run through this in a matter of minutes.

As it stands now, the series goes as far as 42 Up, somehow turning these frolicking little kids into my peers in the space of a few hours. (I've always been a sucker for special effects.) This series is unlike anything that came before it, and while a quick scan of titles suggests that it's been imitated since, I'm waiting to see what happens to this particular group.

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