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February 1986 (USA) See more »
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Bruce Balden ... Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett ... Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield ... Himself (as Simon)

Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby ... Himself (archive footage) (as John)

Peter Davies ... Himself (as Peter)
Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzi)
Charles Furneaux ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charles)

Nicholas Hitchon ... Himself (as Nick)
Neil Hughes ... Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson ... Herself (as Lynn)
Paul Kligerman ... Himself (as Paul)
Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Sue)

Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)

Michael Apted ... Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)
Michelle Murphy ... Herself (age 7, with Tony) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Apted 
Produced by
Michael Apted .... producer
Steve Morrison .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Kim Horton 
Oral Norrie Ottey 
Art Department
Keith Aldred .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Nick Steer .... sound
Philip Taylor .... sound (as Phil Taylor)
John Whitworth .... dubbing sound
Camera and Electrical Department
George Jesse Turner .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Eva Kolouchova .... second editing director
Other crew
Margaret Bottomley .... program consultant
Jacki Harding .... production assistant
Claire Lewis .... researcher
Bruce Balden .... thanks
Jacqueline Bassett .... thanks
Symon Basterfield .... thanks (as Simon Basterfield)
Andrew Brackfield .... thanks
Peter Davies .... thanks
Suzanne Dewey .... thanks
Nicholas Hitchon .... thanks
Neil Hughes .... thanks
Lynn Johnson .... thanks
Paul Kligerman .... thanks
Susan Sullivan .... thanks
Tony Walker .... thanks

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136 min
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Charles Furneaux refused to appear in the documentary and, as of 2012, has not appeared in any more installments of the "Up" series. Ironically, Furneaux became a documentary filmmaker.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Unique and amazing series of films, 26 February 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

The 'Up Series' represents one of the most fascinating and unusual uses of film in cinema history - a documentary life-long chronicle of the lives of 14 people starting at 7 years old, revisiting them every seven years through age 49 (so far).

While I could quibble, wishing for a bit more depth here and there (especially with the women, where there's a bit too much emphasis on love and marriage at the expense of all else), it's really an astounding, moving, frightening and uplifting document. There's no way to watch this remarkable series of films without reflecting deeply on one's own life, and how you have changed (and stayed the same) over your own lifetime.

While Michael Aped deserves every bit of credit he's received for this amazing piece of cultural anthropology, it's important to note this first film, 7 Up,was actually directed by Paul Almond, and Apted was a that point a researcher for the project.

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