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November 1987 (USA) See more »
The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 19 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
World War II Through the Eyes of a Child. See more (68 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sebastian Rice-Edwards ... Bill Rohan (as Sebastian Rice Edwards)
Geraldine Muir ... Sue Rohan

Sarah Miles ... Grace Rohan

David Hayman ... Clive Rohan

Sammi Davis ... Dawn Rohan

Derrick O'Connor ... Mac
Susan Wooldridge ... Molly

Jean-Marc Barr ... Cpl. Bruce Carrey

Ian Bannen ... Grandfather George
Annie Leon ... Grandma

Jill Baker ... Faith
Amelda Brown ... Hope

Katrine Boorman ... Charity
Colin Higgins ... Clive's Pal
Shelagh Fraser ... WVS Woman
Gerald James ... Headmaster
Barbara Pierson ... Teacher
Nicky Taylor ... Roger
Jodie Andrews ... Roger's Gang
Nicholas Askew ... Roger's Gang
Jamie Bowman ... Roger's Gang
Colin Dale ... Roger's Gang
David Parkin ... Roger's Gang
Carlton Taylor ... Roger's Gang
Sara Langton ... Pauline Gladroy
Imogen Cawrse ... Jennifer Baker
Susan Brown ... Mrs. Evans

Charley Boorman ... Luftwaffe Pilot
Peter Hughes ... Policeman
Ann Thornton ... Honeymoon Couple (Movie)

Andrew Bicknell ... Honeymoon Couple (Movie)
Christine Croshaw ... Pianist
William Armstrong ... Canadian Sergeant
Arthur Cox ... Fireman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Boorman ... Old Bill (Narrator) (uncredited)
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Graham Cole ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Vic Flick ... Guitarist in Dance Band (uncredited)
King George VI ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
John Boorman 
Writing credits
John Boorman (written by)

Produced by
John Boorman .... producer
Michael Dryhurst .... co-producer
Jake Eberts .... executive producer
Edgar F. Gross .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Martin 
Cinematography by
Philippe Rousselot 
Film Editing by
Ian Crafford 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Production Design by
Anthony Pratt 
Art Direction by
Don Dossett 
Set Decoration by
Joanne Woollard  (as Joan Woollard)
Costume Design by
Shirley Russell 
Makeup Department
Joan Carpenter .... hair stylist
Anna Dryhurst .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... assistant director
Michael Dryhurst .... second unit director
Melvin Lind .... assistant director
Julian Wall .... assistant director
Ken Shane .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
George Ball .... property master
Maurice Jones .... propman
Ted Michell .... scenic artist
Syd Nightingale .... construction manager
Kevin Phipps .... assistant art director (as Keiron Phipps)
Graeme Purdy .... propman
Gary Tomkins .... draughtsman
Martin Laing .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by propman (uncredited)
Mark White .... construction (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Brown .... sound maintenance
Ron Davis .... sound editor
Peter Handford .... sound recordist
John Hayward .... sound mixer
Paul Smith .... dialogue editor
John Stevenson .... boom operator
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Collins .... special effects
Rodney Fuller .... special effects
Phil Stokes .... special effects designer
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... optical camera (uncredited)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... camera focus
Murray Close .... still photographer
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Tommy Finch .... best boy (as Tom Finch)
Mike Fox .... camera operator
Bill Geddes .... camera grip
John Harris .... additional photographer
Jason Wrenn .... assistant camera
Jamie Harcourt .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Honeybourne .... wardrobe assistant
Steve Hubbard .... wardrobe master
James Langan .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Pat Brennan .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Michael Clifford .... music editor
Peter Martin .... conductor
Peter Martin .... orchestrator
Helen Sava .... music researcher
Other crew
Telsche Boorman .... drama coach: children
Sheila Collins .... production coordinator
Peter Cotton .... location manager
Lynda Levy .... unit publicist
Norma Paulsen .... production liaison
Elaine Schreyeck .... script supervisor
John Taylor .... aerial coordinator
Anthony Van Laast .... choreographer
Ray Hanna .... pilot (uncredited)
Pauline Hume .... graphic artist: titles (uncredited)
Adam Samuelson .... louma crane technician (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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113 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Cameo: [Charley Boorman]as a ditched Luftwaffe Pilot. He is the son of the film's director, John Boorman.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Bill is being chased, the dog is running next to him in the last couple of shots.See more »
Grandfather George:You want to know why they're called Faith, Hope, Grace and Charity?
Bill Rowen:Why?
Grandfather George:Your Grandmother. She named them after the virtues I lack. That's marriage for you!
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
World War II Through the Eyes of a Child., 1 May 2004
Author: tfrizzell from United States

Film-maker John Boorman's (Oscar nominated for writing and directing) semi-autobiographical account of growing up in London during the early-1940s is a wonderful sight to behold as a 9-year-old boy (Sebastian Rice-Edwards) looks at German blitz air-raids as fantastical and interesting occurrences rather than tragic happenings. But the youngster does know enough to realize that the country is in turmoil as his father (David Hayman) is out fighting in World War II, his mother (Sarah Miles) is noticeably distraught and his older sister (Sammi Davis) is having a love affair with a Canadian soldier (Jean-Marc Barr). As all this happens though Rice-Edwards and little sister Geraldine Muir just behave as if nothing was wrong. Their innocence and lack of total understanding allows them to enjoy their youth even though the world around them is in total chaos. Sometimes a lack of understanding can lead to happiness and wonder anyway. Also along for the ride is Hayman's brother (Derrick O'Connor), a man who has always secretly loved Miles (and vice versa), and Miles' eccentric father (scene-stealer Ian Bannen). Boorman grew up in London during the heated years of World War II and it is apparent that he remembers his childhood years not as a time of horror and despair, but as a time of love and lifetime discovery. This is definitely his finest picture (I never did get much out of "Deliverance" and he plummeted to new lows with "The Exorcist II: The Heretic") as he uses quietly effective characters and old-time movie-making principles to create a truly endearing motion picture masterpiece. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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