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Hold the Dream
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Release Date:
27 October 1986 (USA) See more »
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The Epic Sequel To Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'A Woman Of Substance'
Plot:
Two-part, four-hour followup to "A Woman of Substance" with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Watch "A Woman of Substance" first !! See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jenny Seagrove ... Paula Fairley

Stephen Collins ... Shane O'Neill

Deborah Kerr ... Emma Harte

James Brolin ... Ross Nelson

Claire Bloom ... Edwina, Lady Dunvale
Paul Daneman ... David Amory

Fiona Fullerton ... Sky Smith
Suzanna Hamilton ... Emily Barkstone

Nigel Havers ... Jim Fairley

John Mills ... Henry Rossiter

Liam Neeson ... Blackie O'Neill
Pauline Yates ... Daisy Amory

Valentine Pelka ... Winston Harte
Sarah-Jane Varley ... Sally Harte
Paul Geoffrey ... Anthony, the Earl of Dunvale

Dominic Jephcott ... Jonathan Ainsley

Victoria Wicks ... Sarah Lowther
David Swift ... John Cross

Nicholas Farrell ... Sebastian Cross

Richard Morant ... Malcolm Perring

Bruce Boa ... Dale Stevens
Denyse Alexander ... Gaye Sloane

Amanda Boxer ... Minerva
Kate Harper ... Elaine Vickers
Christopher Muncke ... Sonny Vickers
Ralph Watson ... Sam Fellowes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vass Anderson ... Coroner
Ben Aris ... Doctor
Elizabeth Benson ... Hilda
Sean Caffrey ... Detective Sergeant McNamara
Joe Crilly ... Constable Kennedy

Sorcha Cusack ... Bridget O'Donnell
James Hayes ... Lamont
Joan Heal ... Ann Donovan
Patricia Lawrence ... Mrs. Padgett
Paul Miles-Kingston ... Choirboy
Kenneth Nelson ... Marriot Watson
Neville Phillips ... Vicar
Valerie Phillips ... Meg
Carole Walker ... Nora (as Carol Walker)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
 
Writing credits
Barbara Taylor Bradford (teleplay)

Barbara Taylor Bradford (novel)

Produced by
Robert Bradford .... executive producer
Tom Donald .... executive producer
Ron Purdie .... associate producer
Harry R. Sherman .... producer
Ian Warren .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Barrie Guard 
 
Cinematography by
John Coquillon 
 
Film Editing by
Teddy Darvas 
 
Production Design by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Cassie 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter James 
Brian Savegar 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous  (as Emma Porteus)
 
Makeup Department
Linda Catlin .... hair stylist
Betty Glasow .... hair stylist
Tom Smith .... makeup chief
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Daly .... second assistant director
Barry Langley .... first assistant director
Trevor Puckle .... third assistant director
Ken Shane .... additional third assistant director
 
Art Department
Brian Lofthouse .... property master
 
Sound Department
Don Brown .... sound maintenance
Michael Crowley .... sound editor (as Mike Crowley)
David Crozier .... sound mixer
Anne Parsons .... sound editor
Trevor Pyke .... sound re-recoding mixer
 
Stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Breeze .... camera focus
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator (as Derek Browne)
Frank Heeney .... gaffer
Malcolm Vinson .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Rebecca Howard .... casting: UK
Lynn Kressel .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthea Dowling .... wardrobe assistant
Patrick Sharkey .... wardrobe supervisor (as Paddy Sharkey)
 
Location Management
Peter Carter .... location manager
 
Music Department
Barrie Guard .... conductor
 
Other crew
Terry Blyther .... assistant to location manager
Marilyn Clarke .... script supervisor
Victor Glynn .... head of production
Elida Olsen .... fashion consultant
Jane Oscroft .... production coordinator
Matthew Sharp .... production runner
 

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USA:120 min (2 parts) ( including commercials) | USA:195 min (DVD)
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This was Deborah Kerr's final acting role before her death on October 16, 2007 at the age of 86.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the first miniseries, "A Woman of Substance" (1984), Emma's parents, Elizabeth and Jack, died one year apart, ages 40 and 45 respectively, long before World War I, and long before Emma's first marriage. However, the death dates of Elizabeth and Jack were moved forward by about 15 years in "Hold the Dream," and their respective ages at death were reduced by six years each, from age 40 to 34 in the case of Elizabeth Harte, and from age 45 to 39 in the case of father Jack Harte. Since the story in "Dream" is wholly dependent on the preceding story in "Substance," the date and age changes render the time lines almost impossible, and totally implausible.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by To Be the Best (1992) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Watch "A Woman of Substance" first !!, 17 August 2003
Author: Nicholas Rhodes from Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France

This is a sequel to "A Woman of Substance" which should be watched first. Although slightly shorter in length it is just as entertaining in it's own way and once again, Deborah Kerr, Jenny Seagrove and Liam Neeson pull off magnificent performances. There are of course deaths and there are romances, the viewer follows all these with the same palpitations as during the first episode. The picture quality is slightly superior to that of "A Woman of Substance" where colours were a little washed out at times. If you liked the first episode, there's no doubt you'll like this one !!

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