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Director:
Writers:
Graham Swift (novel)
Peter Prince (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 October 1992 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeremy Irons ... Tom Crick

Sinéad Cusack ... Mary Crick
Grant Warnock ... Young Tom

Lena Headey ... Young Mary
Callum Dixon ... Freddie Parr

Sean Maguire ... Peter (as Sean McGuire)

Ross McCall ... Terry
Camilla Hebditch ... Shirley

David Morrissey ... Dick Crick

John Heard ... Lewis Scott

Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Maggie Ruth

Ethan Hawke ... Matthew Price

Cara Buono ... Judy Dobson

Pete Postlethwaite ... Henry Crick (as Peter Postlethwaite)
Stewart Richman ... Ernest Atkinson
Siri Neal ... Helen Atkinson

Gareth Thomas ... Publican
Susannah Fellows ... Rebecca Scott
Colin Bruce ... Guest at Dinner Party
Kate Harper ... Guest at Dinner Party
Bradley Lavelle ... Guest at Dinner Party
Jana Shelden ... Guest at Dinner Party
Alesh Hlosek ... Scott Child (as Alesh Hlozek)
Kimberley Lakey ... Scott Child
Tessa Wilkin ... Scott Child (as Tessa Wilkins)
Tony Vogel ... Stan Booth
Paul Haigh ... RAF Man 1
Giles Thomas ... RAF Man 2

Larry John Meyers ... Senior Police Officer

Tina Benko ... Baby's Mother
Rohn Thomas ... Barman
Matyelok Gibbs ... Martha Clay
Jolyon Stephenson ... Joe
Nicholas Boyce ... Leroy
Miguel Montalvo ... Stephen Bates
Alison Everns ... Alison
Latoya Heard ... Julie
Kalvin Palmer ... Marshall
Jennifer Meyer ... Sara
Christine Christie ... Angie
Vanessa Pfluger ... Vanessa
Joe Collis ... Boy
Paul Hardy ... Boy
Eric Dumbaugh ... Boy
Monique Idlebird ... Girl
Hasmin Stremikis ... Girl
Stéphanie Anderson ... Other Pupil
Fernando Cassas ... Other Pupil
Jeff Hoffman ... Other Pupil
J. Michael Hunter ... Other Pupil (as Michael Hunter)
Anne Kilpack ... Other Pupil
Sara Ittmann ... Other Pupil
Nadia Siraj ... Other Pupil

Josh Wheaton ... Other Pupil
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Stephanie Barton-Farcas ... Other Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Gyllenhaal 
 
Writing credits
Graham Swift (novel)

Peter Prince (screenplay)

Produced by
Patrick Cassavetti .... producer
Ira Deutchman .... executive producer
Katy McGuinness .... producer
Nik Powell .... executive producer
Stephen Woolley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit 
 
Film Editing by
Lesley Walker 
 
Production Design by
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski 
 
Art Direction by
Helen Rayner 
 
Costume Design by
Lindy Hemming 
 
Makeup Department
Linda DeVetta .... makeup artist (as Linda Devetta)
Louise Fisher .... hair stylist
Louise Fisher .... makeup artist
Norma Hill .... hair stylist
Norma Hill .... makeup artist
Dianne Ulan .... assistant hair stylist: USA
Dianne Ulan .... assistant makeup artist: USA
 
Production Management
Donna Grey .... production manager
Victoria Westhead .... unit production manager: USA
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Abomnes .... third assistant director
Cyd Adams .... second assistant director: USA
David Brown .... first assistant director
Peter Heslop .... second assistant director
Steve Robinson .... third assistant director
Margie Sperling .... second second assistant director: USA
 
Art Department
Graham Brown .... stand-by stagehand
Steve Carter .... art department junior
Doug DuRose .... property master: USA (as Douglas DuRose)
Megan Graham .... assistant art director: US (as Megan Harris Graham)
Peter Hedges .... dressing props
Guy Hunt .... stand-by carpenter
Charles Ixer .... prop storeman (as Charlie Ixer)
Gary Ixer .... stand-by props
Poppy Luard .... art department assistant
Colleen Pallitto .... carpenter: USA
Anna Pinnock .... production buyer
John George Powers .... props assistant: USA (as John Powers)
Guy Rutter .... stand-by painter
Jim Schneider .... buyer: USA
Jim Schneider .... set decorator: USA (as James Schneider)
Hank Schumacher .... construction manager
Peter Wallis .... dressing props
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Simon Wilkinson .... stand-by props
Paul Bucciarelli .... local lead scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Bateman .... adr mixer
Stefna Borges .... assistant sound editor
Paul Botham .... boom operator
Louis Elman .... adr crowd
Jim Emswiller .... boom operator: U.S.
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Pauline Griffiths .... foley artist
Peter Holt .... footsteps and effects editor
Jenny Lee Wright .... foley artist
Andrew Melhuish .... assistant sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Okin .... sound recordist
Alan Paley .... dialogue editor
Peter Pennell .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Matthew Roberts .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunt double (as Graham Crowther)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Blane Allan .... third grip: USA (as Blane Allen)
Sophie Baker .... still photographer
Rege Becker .... third electrician: USA
Richard Broome .... grip
Tristam Cones .... camera department trainee
Vernon Connolly .... best boy
Nico Cummins .... clapper loader
Steve Davis .... rigger: diver
Robert K. Feldmann .... key grip: USA (as Robert Feldmann)
Prashant Gupta .... still photographer: USA
Dennis Harrison .... stand-by rigger
Nikos Kalimerakis .... electrician (as Nico Kalimerakis)
Ed Letteri .... gaffer: USA
Frank McGough .... best boy electric: USA
Randy Ratliff .... best boy grip: USA
Barry Read .... electrician
Ted Read .... gaffer
Simon Richards .... focus puller
Rich Schutte .... second assistant camera: USA
Mike Valentine .... underwater camera operator
Nicholas Woollard .... electrician
Harry Greenberger .... loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Deborah Aquila .... casting: USA
Donna M. Belajac .... extras casting: USA (as Donna Belajac)
Staci A. Blagovich .... extras casting: USA
Abi Cohen .... casting assistant
Susie Figgis .... casting: UK
Polly Hootkins .... additional casting
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... casting: Pittsburgh (as Bill Laczko)
Liora Reich .... casting assistant (as Leora Reich)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Black .... wardrobe supervisor
Elizabeth Feldbauer .... wardrobe supervisor: USA
Sharon Long .... wardrobe assistant
Stewart Meachem .... wardrobe supervisor (as Stuart Meachem)
Debbie Scott .... assistant to costume designer
Kimberly Weeks .... wardrobe assistant: USA
 
Editorial Department
Tullio Brunt .... second assistant editor
Norman Buckley .... editorial assistant: USA
Jeremy Hume .... assistant editor
Clive Noakes .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Kyle Gordon .... singer
Kevin Lane .... music editor
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mike Allen .... driver: USA
Brian Boreham .... unit driver
Dennis Braun .... driver: USA
Joe Cook .... driver: USA
Brian Hope .... driver: Mr. Irons
Art Huggins .... transportation captain: USA
Roy Hyatt .... unit driver
Michael Lind .... unit driver
Martin O'Connor .... driver: USA
Patrick Richert .... driver: USA
Mario Simon .... transportation coordinator: USA
 
Other crew
Jane Barrer .... location manager: USA
Bi Benton .... additional production coordinator
Mairi Bett .... production coordinator
Robert Bress .... set production assistant: USA
Wendy Broom .... assistant to producer
Jerry Cronin .... runner: USA
Karen Eisenstadt .... assistant auditor: USA
Penny Eyles .... script supervisor
Paul Fennelly .... assistant production accountant
Michael Garland .... production accountant
Gabrielle Geier .... set production assistant: USA
Jennifer Gold .... office production assistant: USA
Andrew Griffiths .... trainee
Yvonne Heeks .... assistant production accountant
Brian Hope .... stand-in: Mr. Irons
Amy Hughes .... set production assistant: USA
Richard Hulme .... location assistant: Fems
Georgia Kacandes .... production coordinator: USA
Clare Levick .... unit nurse
Penny Leyton .... trainee
Lisa Mail .... trainee
Sue Quinn .... location manager
Jonathan Rawlinson .... production runner
Michelle Sewell .... publicist
Shari L. Stocker .... craft service production assistant: USA
Jolyon Symonds .... assistant to director
Robert M. Tamburo .... assistant locations
Jonathan Wicks .... assistant location manager: London
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for sexuality and language, and for an abortion scene
Runtime:
95 min
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Maggie Gyllenhaal's motion picture debutSee more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A masterful work, 20 June 2005
Author: George-441 from Portland, Or

This film is a complex intricate look at sexuality, history, Freud, and superstition all based in the living metaphor of England's fen land, or marshes. It is no coincidence Swift chose to set this incredible story about navigating the labyrinths of jealousy and history- personal and local, using a landscape riddled with secret channels and muddy hidden waters.

The acting is superb, and like Ian McEwan's Atonement, looks unflinchingly at the depths of personal tragedy, and history, and their long lasting effects on us as humans, all in the context of historical events.

The Fenland is an area deeply steeped in history, going back before the Romans.The film touches literally the taboo of early sexual longing ( male and female)and leaves us to look at the costs of opening Pandora's's box.

Swift is a gifted and beautiful writer and I have read this book several times. The film is a credit to the book, which is an unusual statement for films. The film complements the book much in the same way the film of Unbearable Lightness of Being complemented that book.

This is a masterful work.

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