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Hanover Street -- Harrison Ford stars as an American WWII pilot stationed in England who falls in love with a marriedBritish nurse (Lesley-Anne Down). When his plane is shot down behind enemy lines, he discovers thatthe secret agent he must protect is her husband.


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Release Date:
10 August 1979 (Brazil) See more »
The fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same woman.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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What a romantic war movie should be See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... David Halloran

Lesley-Anne Down ... Margaret Sellinger

Christopher Plummer ... Paul Sellinger

Alec McCowen ... Major Trumbo

Richard Masur ... 2nd Lieut. Jerry Cimino
Michael Sacks ... 2nd Lieut. Martin Hyer

Patsy Kensit ... Sarah Sellinger
Max Wall ... Harry Pike

Shane Rimmer ... Col. Ronald Bart
Keith Buckley ... Lieut. Wells
Sherrie Hewson ... Phyllis
Cindy O'Callaghan ... Paula
Di Trevis ... Elizabeth

Suzanne Bertish ... The French Girl
Keith Alexander ... Soldier in Barn
Jay Benedict ... Corporal Daniel Giler

John Ratzenberger ... Sgt. John Lucas
Eric Stine ... Farrell

Hugh Fraser ... Capt. Harold Lester

William Hootkins ... Beef
Kristine Howarth ... Hospital Volunteer
Shaun Scott ... Male Patient No. 1
Ronald Letham ... Male Patient No. 2
Lesley Ward ... The Nurse

Eugene Lipinski ... 1st German Clerk

Gary Waldhorn ... 2nd German Clerk
John Rees ... S.S. Sergeant
Seymour Matthews ... Soldier No. 1
Tony Sibbald ... Mechanic
George Pravda ... French Farmer
Harry Brooks Jr. ... S.S. Officer Staff Car
Eddie Kidd ... Motorcycle Jump Performer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Del Baker ... Air Raid Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Crane ... Head Fireman (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Hyams 
Writing credits
Peter Hyams (written by)

Produced by
Harry Benn .... associate producer
Peter Hyams .... producer (as A Lazarus / Hyams Production Of)
Paul Lazarus III .... producer (as Paul N. Lazarus III)
Michael I. Rachmil .... associate producer (as Michael Rachmil)
Gordon Scott .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
David Watkin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James Mitchell 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
Art Direction by
Robert Cartwright 
Malcolm Middleton 
Set Decoration by
Ian Whittaker 
Costume Design by
Joan Bridge 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... hairdresser
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist
Production Management
Denis Johnson .... production manager
Gordon Scott .... executive in charge of production (as Gordon L.T. Scott)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... second assistant director
David Tringham .... assistant director (as David Trincham)
Bob Wright .... second assistant director (as Bobby Wright)
Art Department
Ron Baker .... production buyer
George Ball .... property master
John Hoesli .... assistant art director
Brenda Roberson .... assistant to production designer
Alan Tomkins .... assistant art director (as Alan Tompkins)
Jeff Woodbridge .... construction manager
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux .... carpenter (uncredited)
Dennis Murray .... plasterer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robin Gregory .... sound recordist
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer
Robert G. Henderson .... sound effects editor (as Robert Henderson)
William L. Schlegel .... re-recording mixer
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator
Frank Webster .... re-recording mixer
James G. Williams .... re-recording mixer (as James G. Williams Jr.)
Special Effects by
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
Alan Stuart .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dowdall .... stunt double: Christopher Plummer (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt double: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Kidd .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Biddle .... clapper-loader
David Cadwallader .... grip
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Derek Gattrell .... best boy (as Derek Gatrell)
Brian Harris .... focus puller
John Jay .... still photographer
Ray Potter .... gaffer
Eric Van Haren Noman .... "Panaglide" consultant
Eric Van Haren Noman .... "Panaglide" operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Wilson-Apperson .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Alan Paley .... associate film editor: U.K.
Steve Pickard .... assistant film editor: U.K.
Saul Saladow .... assistant film editor
Nancy Sales .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Hawke .... aircraft supplied by Visionair International Inc. under supervision of
Other crew
Tracy Berns .... project assistant
Maureen Campbell .... secretary to director
Jean Clarkson .... production assistant: U.K.
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Monica Rogers .... production assistant: U.K.
Mike Russell .... publicist
Neville Thompson .... location manager
Dianne Twiddy .... secretary to producer
Gerry Wheatley .... production accounting (as Gerry Wheatly)
Jeff Hawke .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
David Tallichet .... pilot: B-25 (uncredited)
Tony Webb .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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109 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1991) (2002) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #25466) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Sarah Miles was originally cast in the Lesley Anne Down role but balked at playing opposite Harrison Ford once he replaced Kris Kristofferson.See more »
Factual errors: The USAF Eighth Air Force, of which Halloran is a part, did not fly B-25s.See more »
Margaret Sellinger:I wish I didn't cry all the damn time.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Monster Squad Forever! (2007) (V)See more »
God Rest You Merry, GentlemenSee more »


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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
What a romantic war movie should be, 16 May 2001
Author: Steve Spencer (spencersb) from Memphis, Tennessee

I don't understand all of the negative comments about this movie. It's not like they set out to make another Gone With The Wind, people. I usually hate this kind of movie, but I loved this one! Ford was just beginning to come into his own as an actor, and did a wonderfully believable job. The plot, though a bit predictable, at least went about it in a reasonable way. Entertaining way to spend a couple of hours. I guess I'm just one of those people who doesn't understand what movie making "art" is all about. I've seen a lot of critically acclaimed films that I wouldn't use to balance a short table leg.

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