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Hope and Glory (1987)

A semi-autobiographical 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 ... See full summary »

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A semi-autobiographical 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 | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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19 February 1988 (USA)  »

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Esperanza y gloria  »

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$10,021,120 (USA)
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This is the second World War II movie made by director John Boorman. The first had been Hell in the Pacific (1968), nineteen years earlier. He would later make the war-related film, Beyond Rangoon (1995). See more »

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When Pauline is standing in front of her newly destroyed house, in the close up shots her hair is flat, but in the distant shots it's noticeably more full. See more »

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Grandfather George: [pointing to an electrical transformer tower at the edge of his property] Look! They're coming this way: the Future on the march. I curse you, Volt, Watt and Amp!
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Sammi Davis
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Tender tale from Boorman
28 July 2004 | by (United States) – 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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