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An Awfully Big Adventure
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Release Date:
21 July 1995 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In a world of make believe Stella is about to discover the difference between true love... and real life. See more »
Plot:
Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A small gem, realistic, funny, emotional, and tragic. See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Mike Newell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Beryl Bainbridge  novel
Charles Wood 

Produced by
Victor Glynn .... co-producer
Conor Harrington .... co-producer
Hilary Heath .... producer
Philip Hinchcliffe .... producer
John Kelleher .... executive producer
Steve Matthews .... script producer
Mark Shivas .... executive producer
John Sivers .... executive producer
Andrew Warren .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
 
Production Design by
Mark Geraghty 
 
Art Direction by
David Wilson  (as Dave Wilson)
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bergin 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Buchanan .... hair designer
Ann Buchanan .... make up designer
Francesca Crowder .... hair stylist
Stephanie O'Rourke .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
George Adams .... executive production manager
John McDonnell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noel Byrne .... third assistant director
Jim Gorman .... assistant director
Martin O'Malley .... assistant director
Mickey Walsh .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tommy Bassett .... construction manager
Triona Coen .... stand-by props
Clodagh Conroy .... art department stand-by
Eddie Cunningham .... carpenter
Owen Monaghan .... dressing props
Paddy Murray .... stand-by props
Tony Nicholson .... dressing props
Eamonn O'Higgins .... property master
Alan Scott .... painter
Jeanne Vertigan .... production buyer
 
Sound Department
Philip Alton .... foley editor
Sue Baker .... sound editor
Brian Blamey .... dialogue editor
Mick Boggis .... dubbing assistant
Stephen Farrell .... sound trainee
Derek Holding .... dialogue editor
Tim Lewiston .... assistant dialogue editor
Derek Lomas .... assistant sound editor
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
John Salter .... boom operator
Peter Sutton .... sound mixer
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Martin Grace .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ciarán Barry .... clapper loader
Alan Butler .... focus puller
Kenny Byrne .... second focus puller
Tom Collins .... still photographer
John Conroy .... assistant camera
John Conroy .... clapper loader
Seamus Corcoran .... additional camera operator
Sean Corcoran .... camera operator: second unit
Con Dempsey .... gaffer
Kieran Dempsey .... best boy
Terry Eiffe .... electrician
Philip Fitzsimons .... electrician
Jonathan Hession .... still photographer
Philip Murphy .... grip
Jimmy O'Meara .... rigger
Tony Rowland .... key grip
Des Whelan .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Romany Turner .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh .... assistant costume designer
Gabriel O'Brien .... wardrobe trainee
Maeve Paterson .... costume supervisor
Ann Stokes .... wardrobe assistant
Fiona Whelan .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Valentina Giambanco .... second assistant editor
Mick Mahon .... editor trainee
Clive Noakes .... color supervisor
Ian Seymour .... first assistant editor
Ben Yeates .... second assistant editor (as Ben Yates)
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Vaughn Mullady .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Phil Chapman .... music mixer
Allan Jenkins .... score assistant engineer
 
Transportation Department
Arthur Dunne .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Dougal Cousins .... location manager
Daisy Cummins .... extras coordinator
Janette Hamill .... location coordinator
Toby Hefferman .... production assistant
Andrew Hegarty .... location assistant
Barbara Holloway .... publicist
Gerry Lundberg .... unit publicist
John McKenna .... chief armorer
Johnny Mulligan .... assistant accountant (as John Mulligan)
Suzanne Nicell .... location coordinator
Andrew Noakes .... production accountant
Sinead O'Brien .... production runner
Anneliese O'Callaghan .... production coordinator
Lisa Parker .... assistant production coordinator
Laerke Sigfred Pedersen .... script supervisor
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and some language
Runtime:
112 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Finland:K-14 | Germany:12 (bw) | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Georgina Cates had unsuccessfully auditioned for the part of Stella under her real name of Clare Woodgate. Frustrated, she dyed her hair, reinvented herself as a 16-year-old Liverpool girl called "Georgina Cates", and landed the role.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When O'Hara is running down the wharf in 1947, there is a modern car carrier (ship) in the background.See more »
Quotes:
Meredith Potter:Does everybody know everybody? Well, if you don't, you will. And you all know me, or what they say about me, and all of that is true. So the thing is, it's a heavy season, and you're all going to have to work very very hard. But you're all the very best people we could find... for the money.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Skins: Sketch (#2.2)" (2008)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A small gem, realistic, funny, emotional, and tragic., 20 September 1999
Author: Zach-15 from Los Angeles, California

This movie does brilliantly what films can do so well when properly conceived and executed: tell a story that is original, moving, believable, even familiar and personal to the audience in some deep ways, and also take us to a new place, show us people and a world we haven't often (or ever) seen before; and on top of that, entertain, delight, and engage our hearts throughout. Don't miss this! Beautifully acted, directed, shot. It's true to life, hilarious, romantic, tragic, unexpected........................

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