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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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Director:
Writer:
Peter Hyams (written by)
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Release Date:
10 August 1979 (Brazil) 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:
a war movie, with a love story about two different kinds of men See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
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 .... 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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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 Stereo (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) (1986) (1991) (2002) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #25466) | West Germany:12

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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:
Revealing mistakes: Dummies (with no faces) visible during various crash scenes at the end of the movie. i.e. The Nazi jeep crashing into barrels and the crashing motorcyclist.See more »
Quotes:
Margaret Sellinger:I wish I didn't cry all the damn time.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Sergeant York (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
God Rest You Merry, GentlemenSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
a war movie, with a love story about two different kinds of men, 26 April 2006
Author: gaynor.wild from nashville, tn

While the story is set in the context of world war 2, what it's really about is the difference between men who are now called 'alpha' and 'beta.' One is a brash, self-confident, risk-taking narcissist; the other is a high-achieving, highly educated, planner. Women often wish to marry the latter, and make love with the former. Ms. Down faces this issue.

Overall, an excellent discussion, and depiction, of this particular kind of dilemma.

The movie begins in London, with the American pilot (alpha) and the British nurse conning each other, trying to fake each other out for a place on a bus. This game is interrupted by v-2 rocket bombing, and a real, and intense, emotional bonding. Much later, the nurse's husband (beta) is introduced, and we discover he is a high-ranking official with the British military. The story develops from there, with a somewhat improbable pairing, and a spy mission. It is suspenseful, but is really a romantic drama.

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