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The Shooting Party (1985)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  September 1985 (USA)
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While Europe stands on the brink of a World War in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sir Randolph Nettleby
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Lord Gilbert Hartlip
Dorothy Tutin ...
Lady Minnie Nettleby
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Cornelius Cardew
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Tom Harker
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Lady Aline Hartlip
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Lord Bob Lilburn
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Sir Reuben Hergesheimer
Joris Stuyck ...
Count Tibor Rakassyi
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Cicely Nettleby
Sarah Badel ...
Ida Nettleby
Rupert Frazer ...
'Lionel' / Lionel Stephens
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'Olivia' / Lady Olivia Lilburn
John J. Carney ...
Jarvis
Ann Castle ...
Lady Mildred Stamp
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Storyline

Autumn, 1913: on the eve of the Great War, a small party of lords and ladies gather at the Hertfordshire estate of Sir Randolph Nettleby. A code of propriety governs all: dress, breakfast, relations with the estate's peasants, courtship, shooting, adultery. Lionel Stephens, who is courting Sir Randolph's daughter, gets into a shooting competition with Lord Gilbert Hartlip; Lord Gilbert's wife carries on discreet affairs; a pamphleteer circles the estate calling for no more killing, and Sir Robert's grandson hopes to protect a wild duck he's befriended. A way of life is ending: Lord Gilbert's violation of the gentlemen's code suggests internal rot as the real world presses in. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

The film was entered into competition at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival in 1985. See more »

Goofs

When Tom Harker kills a poached rabbit, blood sprays into his face and onto his cap. He wipes only a small portion off his face. In the following shots, while Cornelius Cardew asks for directions and Harker walks with him for a bit, no blood is seen on face nor cap anymore. See more »

Quotes

Count Tibor Rakassyi: [Aloud to all at the table] Do you hear that, duck?
[Rhetorically to the duck]
Count Tibor Rakassyi: If you're out there on the last day flying over me, I can tell you, you haven't a hope. Bang, bang, and it will all be over!
[laughter from the diners]
Osbert Nettleby: If you kill her, I will kill you!
Ellen: [Shocked] Osbert!
Count Tibor Rakassyi: Oh, you will, will you? How do you propose to do that, may I ask?
Osbert Nettleby: I will kill you by prayer.
[Additional laughter from dinner guests]
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Autumn 1913

Closing credits epilogue:

Captain Lionel Stephens MC killed in action Ypres 1915

Oberstleutenant Count Tibor Rakessyi killed in action Stobykhva 1916

Lieutenant Marcus Nettleby killed in action Delville Wood, The Somme 1916

Lance-Sergeant Walter Weir died of wounds Gallipoli 1915

Private John Hoskins killed in action Passchendaele 1917 See more »

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A Beautiful Film
5 December 2001 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

If you like Merchant/Ivory films, then you will also enjoy this one. It moves slowly but surely as we witness the sun setting on the aristocracy and on the British Empire, set in the microcosm of an English country estate. These people are doomed, in various ways, but, more than that, a way of life that flourished for centuries is about to be extinguished by the slaughter of WWI. James Mason is the lord of the manor and plays the part as if he were born to it. This was his last film and it makes you realize how much he is missed. Edward Fox has a field day playing the weak, tradition bound guest who can't abide being bested and Cheryl Campbell is terrific as his wayward wife. There are many good supporting roles but Gordon Jackson, as one of the "beaters" is a stand-out; his final scenes are brilliantly done. Sir John Gielgud walks through as a protester against the hunt and sparkles in that small role. It is sometimes difficult to figure out who is related to whom since there are a lot of characters, all of whom have some interrelationship. This is a beautiful film, rich in scenary and it captures a time and life that died in the trenches of the Great War. Highly recommended.


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