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Release Date:
19 February 1988 (USA) See more »
The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Very well-done See more (69 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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

"News reel" footage shown in the cinemas of the RAF versus the Luftwaffe is actually from Battle of Britain (1969)See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Sue Rowan:[to her mother as she's boarding a train to safety] I'm going to miss the whole war, and it's all your fault!See more »
Movie Connections:
Serenade in G K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)See more »


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Very well-done, 19 March 2005
Author: preppy-3 from United States

WWII Britan is shown through the eyes of 8 year old Billy (Sebastian Rice Edwards). His father leaves to fight and he's left with his two sisters and mother. Based on director John Boorman's life. Sounds depressing but it's not. The kids back then treated the war as if it were a big game. They would go through bombed out houses looking for stuff to take---or break and made games with all the stuff they found.

There's really no story--it just follows Billy and his family through the course of the war and all the incidents that happened. The 1930-40s setting is captured perfectly and (I've heard) accurately portrays life in Britain at that time--through a child's eyes with a comic twist. The acting is all very good--especially Edwards, Sarah Miles (as the mother) and Sammi Davis (as a rebellious daughter).

This film is leisurely paced and some viewers might find it dull but others will find it absolutely fascinating--showing how an average British family made it through WWII. I give it a 9.

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