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Hanover Street (1979)

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

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Harry Pike
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During the Second World War, an American Pilot stationed in England meets a young British nurse during an air raid on London. The two instantly fall in love, despite the fact that the young Nurse is already married; a secret she keeps hidden from her American lover. After being shot down behind enemy lines, while being assigned to ferry a British agent into France, the American pilot realizes that his secret agent cargo is in fact his lover's husband, and that the two must now work together in order to survive. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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London 1943. It was a time of courage and honour . . . of passion and sacrifice. See more »


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13 September 1979 (UK)  »

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Guerre et passion  »

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$3,000,000
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Trivia

This was Harrison Ford's second World War II movie in only a year as he had appeared in Force 10 from Navarone (1978). Ford would face the Nazis again in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Ford has never done a World War II feature film where the Japanese are the enemy, only the Nazis. See more »

Goofs

When making the first bomb run in the B-25, and the right engine was hit and "feathered", the aircraft remained in formation at the same speed. Loss of an engine makes this an impossibility due to the loss of thrust. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Sellinger: [looking at a mannequin in a shop window] Mummy... when am I going to get breasts?
Margaret Sellinger: Next Tuesday. Why?
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Referenced in Monster Squad Forever! (2007) See more »

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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A romantic war movie without all that cheese.
10 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

When I read the synopsis for the plot of 'Pearl' I thought of 'Hanover Street' right away. I saw this movie when I was 10 years old and was impressed by it's pacing, the plot twist, and the fact that in the end it is just as it is billed, a romantic war movie. For a guy like me who cant stand romantic war movies I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed this obscure film not once but the many times I have watched it. If during the course of a film you feel that same longing a character experiences then it has made it's mark. When David Halloran, Harrison's character, transitions from cocky bomber pilot to reluctant pilot who begins to hear the concerns of his bombardier as well as his heart, from the unhealthy romance of two people in need of something concrete in a time of uncertainty, from the struggle to get back to the one you love this movie runs the gammit of what war is like for lovers, soldiers, and ordinary civilians caught up in it. Think of loving someone so much they make you ache then throw in the fact that they are someone elses lover and the knowledge that you will have to turn and walk away from them forever.


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