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Release Date:
15 December 1970 (UK) See more »
Plot:
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The kids at 14, what a difficult age. See more (8 total) »

Cast

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

Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby ... Himself (as John)

Peter Davies ... Himself (as Peter)
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)
Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Susan)

Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)

Michael Apted ... Himself - Narrator (uncredited)
Michelle Murphy ... Herself (age 7, with Tony) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Apted 
 
Produced by
Michael Apted .... producer
 
Film Editing by
David Naden 
 
Sound Department
Neil Kingsbury .... sound
Peter Walker .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Mander .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Margaret Bottomley .... researcher
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"14 Up" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Fourteen Up" - International (English title) (informal title)
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Runtime:
52 min
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Color:
Black and White (Sepia) (archive footage) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Apted was an assistant director and researcher on Seven Up! (1964) (TV). Here, he steps in to the director's chair, vacated by Paul Almond. Apted would go on to direct all the rest of the films, and indeed would be the name associated with the series.See more »
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Referenced in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The kids at 14, what a difficult age., 17 February 2006
Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth

Michael Apted must be congratulated for having (or perhaps stumbling upon) the vision for this study. Begin with 14 seven year olds in England, film them in a few interesting situations, and follow those same kids as they grow up. Every seven years. Because all of our lives transpire at roughly the same rates, we cannot actually observe children growing up. But this filmed approach is the next best thing.

This second film is a bit longer, and now has color in it, but still plays much like a home movie. Now we get to see, side by side, the same children at 7 and at 14. A very difficult age, 14 is. The shy ones are more shy, and the more assertive ones are starting to feel like they understand the world around them. We begin to see the very rough edges of children on the verge of young adulthood.

This and all the others through '42-UP' in 1998 are on the 5-disk DVD set just out. ("49 UP" has been made but is not yet available on DVD.) However, simply seeing the most recent film (42-UP or 49-UP) is pretty good, because each film contains snippets of each of the former ones, allowing us to see how each child developed in 7-year increments.

Just a marvelous study of growing up.

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