IMDb > A Close Shave (1995)
A Close Shave
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

A Close Shave (1995) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 19 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
8.2/10   31,481 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Bob Baker (written by) &
Nick Park (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for A Close Shave on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
29 December 1995 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
From the Oscar-winning creator of A Grand Day Out and The Wrong Trousers. See more »
Plot:
Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 18 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(123 articles)
30 Days Until Oscar
 (From FilmExperience. 27 January 2017, 11:10 AM, PST)

Etrigan the Demon unleashed in new Justice League Dark clip
 (From Flickeringmyth. 20 January 2017, 9:15 AM, PST)

‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Sequel in Development at Aardman Animations
 (From Indiewire. 25 October 2016, 10:10 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Really good fun but stolen by the sheep See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)

Anne Reid ... Wendolene (voice)

Directed by
Nick Park 
 
Writing credits
Bob Baker (written by) &
Nick Park (written by)

Produced by
Peter Lord .... executive producer
Colin Rose .... executive producer: BBC
Michael Rose .... producer
Carla Shelley .... producer
David Sproxton .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Julian Nott 
 
Cinematography by
Dave Alex Riddett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Helen Garrard 
 
Art Direction by
Phil Lewis 
 
Art Department
Trisha Budd .... assistant art director: props
Tim Farrington .... scenic artist
Richard Higgs .... graphic design
Michael Salter .... storyboard artist
Jason Spencer Galsworthy .... model maker
Zennor Witney .... model maker
Matt Sanders .... Set/Prop Construction (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Adrian Rhodes .... dubbing editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Cliff .... mechanical models
Linda Langley .... model sculptor
David 'Del' Lawson .... model technician (as Del Lawson)
Johnny Parsons .... model coordinator (as John Parsons)
John Wright .... mechanical models
Stella Bogh .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC (uncredited)
Alison O'Brien .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Kevin Phelan .... scanning and recording producer: CFC (uncredited)
Tim Wellspring .... visual effects coordinator: CFC (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bradley .... gaffer
Simon Jacobs .... photography
Sam James .... camera operator
Ian Jewels .... gaffer
Tristan Oliver .... photography
Frank Passingham .... photography
Paul Smith .... camera operator
Nick Upton .... camera assistant
 
Animation Department
Steve Box .... key character animator
Gary Cureton .... character animator
Sergio Delfino .... assistant animator
Nick Park .... character animator
Peter Peake .... character animator
Loyd Price .... character animator
Nick Upton .... animation assistant
Ian Whitlock .... assistant animator
Allan Yates .... animation systems engineer
 
Editorial Department
Bridget Mazzey .... assistant film editor
Tasmin Parry .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Nic Raine .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
John Philip Sousa .... music: "The Honors March " (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alan Gregory .... technical crew
Bob Gregory .... technical crew
Glenn Hall .... technical crew
Harry Linden .... floor manager
John Oaten .... technical crew
Peter Thornton .... production consultant
 
Thanks
Tara Bacon .... thanks
Lisa Bilbe .... thanks
Mike Booth .... thanks
Elizabeth Buttler .... thanks
Dug Calder .... thanks (as Douglas Calder)
Ben Cook .... thanks
Charles Copping .... thanks
Maxine Guest .... thanks
Toby Hannam .... thanks
Beverley Issacs .... thanks
Curtis Jobling .... thanks
Janet Legg .... thanks
Beth MacDonald .... thanks
Stuart Markovic .... thanks
Jason Marshall .... thanks
John McAleavy .... thanks
Viv Paeper .... thanks
Darren Robbie .... thanks
Susannah Shaw .... thanks
Arthur Sheriff .... thanks (as Arthur Sherriff)
Barry Shutler .... thanks
John Truckle .... thanks
Adam Vernon .... thanks
Sophie Wright .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
30 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (as Dolby Stereo)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In a radio interview, director Nick Park said that Wallace's references to Wensleydale cheese in this film unintentionally saved a small British cheese-maker from bankruptcy. Interest in the cheese was sparked by the film, and one of the few makers of Wensleydale suddenly found itself with numerous requests for it, thereby saving it from financial ruin.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gromit unwraps the jigsaw puzzle box, the label indicates it contains 5000 pieces. While he finishes laying the puzzle, the upright box now shows the number 500 on the label, and when he reads the puzzle's message, there are just 13 x 8 = 104 pieces on the table.See more »
Quotes:
Wendolene Ramsbottom:He's malfunctioning.
Wallace:Mal what?
Wendolene Ramsbottom:Malfunctioning. Preston is a cyberdog.
Wallace:Cyber what?
Wendolene Ramsbottom:A robot. Daddy created him for good, but he's turned out evil.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Room 101: Episode #10.5" (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wallace and Gromit: Theme and ChaseSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Really good fun but stolen by the sheep, 28 September 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Wallace and Gromit are working as window cleaners when Wallace meets Wendolene – the owner of the local wool store and falls in love. Gromit stumbles across a plot to kidnap sheep to make them into food but is framed for a sheep murder before he can do anything. Can Wallace get Gromit out of jail in time to foil the sheep rustlers?

By this stage Christmas on the BBC was basically better known as the time when we get the new W&G film rather than for the birth of the son of God. This film was THE focus for Christmas day – ITV did everything but stop broadcasting at the same time as this was on – who would want to compete with this?! Happily it doesn't disappoint. The plot is silly but incredibly well thought out and very imaginative.

The comedy is as bright and breezy as ever – getting to kids without resorting to lazy clowning or stupid sight gags and also reaching adults without lacing the film with innuendo or hidden smut. Instead it is just a clever mix of wit and humour that really hits the mark. On Christmas Day it's easy to sit and doze through anything but this made me sit up and pay attention

The characters are as good as ever. As always Wallace is solid and wonderfully eccentric while Gromit is the real brains behind everything working. Gromit is my favourite character but here he is upstaged by the oh-so-cute Shaun the sheep (on his way to a merchandising boom!). Shaun is more for kids but Gromit still steals many scenes. Wendolene (gettit?) is not so good and the scenes with Wallace and her don't work as well as the rest.

Overall this is very funny despite just falling short of the mark set by `The Wrong Trousers'. Word is Park is currently writing a W&G movie – I can't wait!!!!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (52 total) »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Animation section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.