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Hanover Street
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Director:
Writer:
Peter Hyams (written by)
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Release Date:
13 September 1979 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The fateful entanglements of two men in love with the same woman.
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Gorgeous Score - Total Chick Film - w/ Spy Mission Thrown In See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... David Halloran

Lesley-Anne Down ... Margaret Sellinger

Christopher Plummer ... Paul Sellinger

Alec McCowen ... Maj. 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 #1
Ronald Letham ... Male Patient #2
Lesley Ward ... The Nurse

Eugene Lipinski ... 1st German Clerk
Gary Waldhorn ... 2nd German Clerk
John Rees ... S.S. Sergeant
Seymour Matthews ... Soldier #1
Tony Sibbald ... Mechanic
George Pravda ... French Farmer
Harry Brooks Jr. ... S.S. Officer Staff Car
Eddie Kidd ... Motorcycle Jump Performer

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

Produced by
Harry Benn .... associate producer
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 .... hair stylist
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 .... first assistant director
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert G. Henderson .... sound effects editor (as Robert Henderson)
William L. Schlegel .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator
Frank Webster .... sound re-recording mixer
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer (as James G. Williams Jr.)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
 
Stunts
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)
Chris Webb .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Biddle .... camera loader
David Cadwallader .... grip
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Derek Gattrell .... best boy
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 editor: UK
Steve Pickard .... assistant editor: UK
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 supplier
 
Other crew
Tracy Berns .... project assistant
Maureen Campbell .... secretary to director
Jean Clarkson .... production assistant: UK
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Dan Perri .... titles
Monica Rogers .... production assistant: UK
Mike Russell .... publicist
Neville Thompson .... location manager
Dianne Twiddy .... secretary to producer
Gerry Wheatley .... production accountant (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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Additional Details

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Runtime:
109 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
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) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
This movie's opening prologue states: "London, 1943. It was a time when the choices were clear. A time when death was closer . . . So life was more precious. It was a time of courage and honor . . . of passion and sacrifice. This is the story of two people . . . swept up in that time . . . who met . . . and fell in love."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The USAF Eighth Air Force, of which Halloran is a part, did not fly B-25s.See more »
Quotes:
David Halloran:You people actually drink this stuff?
Margaret Sellinger:No we just like to put it in our cups and stare at it.
David Halloran:Tastes too much like, boiled water.
Margaret Sellinger:It is boiled water.
David Halloran:I knew there was a reason.
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Movie Connections:
References Sergeant York (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
Little Brown JugSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Gorgeous Score - Total Chick Film - w/ Spy Mission Thrown In, 10 February 2008
Author: MRavenwood from United States

This film has many great elements, but the whole things fails primarily due to overwrought dialogue that is very soap operatic with words put in character's mouths that mostly teenage girls would think of. Without John Barry's romantic score, this film would be pathetic, leaning towards hilarious.

In any film, when two characters meet and fall in love there is a certain amount of time and shared experiences that pass in the story before the love between them is credible. In this film, the love is instant, deeply romantic -- yet torrid, and lasting. Completely impossible! Having said all that, the film still provides some great military movie sequences. There are some funny bits with Halloran and his co-pilot Cimino mouthing off during their missions and briefings. And a whole military caper pulled off by Halloran (Ford) and Mr. Sallinger (Plummer) which is both exciting and easy to follow.

After a while, one realizes that Margaret Sallinger, (Down) never speaks her lines, she whispers them in a plaintive, teary voice, always on the verge of boo-hoo. This becomes grating after a while. Further, it makes the audience wonder what Halloran sees in her.

Well, the answer to what the attraction is never comes, but the noble dialogue at the end is a struggle to listen to and is a riff on the immortal Casablanca "Hill of beans/Here's lookin' at you" farewell between Rick and Ilsa. It is well that this Hanover Street high-road sign-off sequence comes last as it is the most indulgent in melodrama. Still, Ford and Plummer work so effectively to make this movie almost passable that you really have to give them credit for their commitment to their characters.

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