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Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  November 1987 (USA)
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A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Rice-Edwards ...
Bill Rohan (as Sebastian Rice Edwards)
Geraldine Muir ...
Sue Rohan
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Clive Rohan
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Dawn Rohan
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Mac
Susan Wooldridge ...
Molly
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Cpl. Bruce Carrey
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Annie Leon ...
Grandma
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Faith
Amelda Brown ...
Hope
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Charity
Colin Higgins ...
Clive's Pal
Shelagh Fraser ...
WVS Woman
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A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.

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Comedy | Drama

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$10,021,120 (USA)
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Bill's aunts are called "Faith, Hope and Charity", which Grandfather George claims were named by Grandma after character traits he didn't have. This is a reference to the Bible, specifically 1 Corinthians 13:13: "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity". Bill's mother is called Grace, also a theological virtue. See more »

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The string quartet of Grace, Faith, Hope and Charity are clearly not actually playing the piece of classical music near the end of the film. Also the Mozart serenade in G K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) that they are playing is scored for five instruments, not four. See more »

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Grandfather George: You look frustrated, Faithy. That husband of yours still can't rise to the occasion?
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Tender tale from Boorman
28 July 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

John Boorman is impossible to categorize. From his spaced out ZARDOZ to DELIVERANCE to EXCALIBUR, this wildly ambitious director hasn't met a subject he's afraid to tackle. Here, the film maker delves into his past, delivering the story of a boy growing up in WWII England. Directed in a style that is nostalgic and innocent, HOPE AND GLORY displays a brighter side of human conflict. Watching the picture, it is obvious Boorman approached this highly personal material with the utmost of care. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a heavy drama, this is not the place. Many scenes (if you're not in the mood for them) can become a bit difficult. In other words, you're feeling as if you're watching someone's home movie. However, this should not detract from the talent of a true cinematic master, John Boorman. We love you, John Boy. Give us more!


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