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Waterland (1992)

Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens ... See full summary »

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Tom Crick
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Mary Crick
Grant Warnock ...
Young Tom
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Young Mary
Callum Dixon ...
Freddie Parr
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Peter (as Sean McGuire)
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Terry
Camilla Hebditch ...
Shirley
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Dick Crick
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Lewis Scott
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Maggie Ruth
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Matthew Price
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Judy Dobson
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Henry Crick (as Peter Postlethwaite)
Stewart Richman ...
Ernest Atkinson
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Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens district in England. The emotional wounds from his younger life wash over him in present day, affecting his work and his relationships with his students and his wife. Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for sexuality and language, and for an abortion scene | See all certifications »
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30 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Das Geheimnis seiner Liebe  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,034,287 (USA)
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Tom Crick: Once upon a time, children, there was a history teacher who came home one day, after giving a class on the French Revolution, to find that his wife, the woman he loved since they were children, had herself committed a revolutionary, a miraculous act.
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We Are All A Part Of History
17 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jeremy Irons,in another in a long line of outstanding performances, plays a high school history teacher who becomes as disillusioned as his students with dry facts and figures and takes them on a field trip though his mind as he relates his own personal family history to them.This is a fascinating,thought provoking film.At one point,fellow teacher John Heard asks him what to tell parents who want to know why their kids should be learning history if it isn't going to help them get a good job when they graduate.The answer to this question is the main reason why parents should stick to parenting and teachers to teaching.Great music score and excellent cinematography,this film is a rewarding experience.


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