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9 May 1977 (UK) See more »
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Unique and amazing series of films See more (9 total) »

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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)

Peter Davies ... Himself (as Peter)
Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzanne Lusk)
Charles Furneaux ... Himself (as Charles)

Nicholas Hitchon ... Himself (as Nick)
Neil Hughes ... Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson ... Herself (as Lynn)
Paul Kligerman ... Himself (as Paul)
Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Susan Davis)

Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)

Michael Apted ... Himself - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Apted 
 
Produced by
Michael Apted .... producer
Margaret Bottomley .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Page 
 
Sound Department
Alan Bale .... sound
John Whitworth .... dubbing
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Jesse Turner .... camera operator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Featured in 42 Up (1998) (TV)See more »

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Unique and amazing series of films, 26 February 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

The 'Up Series' represents one of the most fascinating and unusual uses of film in cinema history - a documentary life-long chronicle of the lives of 14 people starting at 7 years old, revisiting them every seven years through age 49 (so far).

While I could quibble, wishing for a bit more depth here and there (especially with the women, where there's a bit too much emphasis on love and marriage at the expense of all else), it's really an astounding, moving, frightening and uplifting document. There's no way to watch this remarkable series of films without reflecting deeply on one's own life, and how you have changed (and stayed the same) over your own lifetime.

While Michael Aped deserves every bit of credit he's received for this amazing piece of cultural anthropology, it's important to note this first film, 7 Up,was actually directed by Paul Almond, and Apted was a that point a researcher for the project.

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