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35 Up -- As part of the '7 Up' series, what has happened to the 'World In Action' 7 Up children now they are 35? Have they been affected by the filming project and how, if at all, have their lives changed?


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15 January 1992 (USA) See more »
Every seven years, Michael Apted has returned to record the lives of 14 people, tracing their ambitions, successes, their failures, their loves and even one's madness. Seven years are up. Discover where they are now.
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Bruce Balden ... Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett ... Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield ... Himself (archive footage) (as Symon)

Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby ... Himself (as John)
Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charles)

Nicholas Hitchon ... Himself (as Nick)
Neil Hughes ... Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson ... Herself (as Lynn)
Paul Kligerman ... Himself (as Paul)
Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Sue)

Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)

Michael Apted ... Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)

Peter Davies ... Himself (ages 7, 14) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Apted 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Apted  uncredited

Produced by
Michael Apted .... producer
Rod Caird .... executive producer
Cinematography by
George Jesse Turner 
Film Editing by
Kim Horton 
Art Department
Phil Buckley .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Chris Atkinson .... additional sound
Harry Brookes .... additional sound
Mark Senior .... dubbing editor
Nick Steer .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Mitchell .... electrician
Ged Murray .... still photographer
Howard Somers .... additional photographer
Other crew
Paul Almond .... programme associate: 7 Up
Margaret Bottomley .... programme associate: 21 Up
Gayle Broughall .... programme manager
David Buckley .... programme accountant
Claire Lewis .... series editor
Gordon McDougall .... programme associate: 7 Up
Anya Noakes .... unit publicist
Ann Pollack .... assistant: Mr. Apted
Jacki Turner .... production assistant
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123 min
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Carry on "Up!", 2 August 1999
Author: Snap Dad from Australia

This was the first of the UP series that has since led onto 42 UP. for anybody who doesn't know, the series was created to document childrens attitudes and behaviour over the years. The first was entitled 7 Up (the children were 7) and ever since, every seven years the film makers return into the peoples lives to see what has changed since the last film.

The combination of the series of films from the past is interesting. We are shown what the subjects had to say seven years ago (i.e. their hopes and dreams, expectations for the future) and we actually see if the carried out those actions. One of the highlights is a section where we are shown footage from the original 7 Up, where the children were allowed to play in an adventure playground. And after seeing the lifestyle of a builder for example we are shown footage of him building a playhouse, etc.

I watched an interview of the film maker shortly after seeing 35 Up, in which he admitted that 35 Up seemed to have a very down, gloomy feeling to it. A lot of the "subjects" were at a stage in their lives when their parents were dying and various challenges were facing them.

The part of the movie that people can really sink their teeth into is one of the "subjects" who's life has taken an extremely interesting path. He developed (possibly because of his involvement in the Up series?) a number of personality disorders, and has found it difficult to lead normal life.

The film 28 Up saw him homeless and hiking his way across Britain. 35 Up sees him in a small abode, with a job, but still having difficulties in functioning normally.

The entire series is an extremely interesting project, that the subjects are lucky to have been involved in. The viewers find themselves helplessly drawn to the people and we actually start to care about what happens to them.

35 Up though is of particular interest, for this movie sets up the crossroads that most of them are undertaking. The future of the series looks like it will be extremely healthy.

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