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1 November 1998 (USA) See more »
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Shell-shocked, unidentified English WW I soldier, unable to speak, tries to recover health, identity... See more » | Add synopsis »
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I wish I had Amnesia about this film- Forget about it See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Paul Brooke ... Urquart
Olivia Caffrey ... Jane Wetherby

Tom Chadbon ... Col. Eelham
Jonathan Cullen ... Christian Derry
Mark Drewry ... Capt. Parr
Alison Fiske ... Mrs. Derry
Mathew Fraser ... Pvt. Baker
David Henry ... Brig. Wheatley
David Hounslow ... Sgt. Craddock
Dafydd Hywel ... Dr. Ewan Thomas
Anna Keaveney ... Florence Davis
Dave Kent ... Cpl. Teague
Bill Leadbitter ... RMP Sergeant

John Light ... Maj. Wethersby
Gary Mavers ... Angel

Aislín McGuckin ... Jenny Davis
Andrew McLay ... Pvt. Watts
Barbara New ... Narrator
John Normington ... David Truman
Rachel Scorgie ... Mrs. Teague
Anne Stanton ... Matron Ingoldsby
Sophie Stanton ... Maggie Roberts

Pip Torrens ... Maj. Stephen Phelps
Frederick Treves ... Sir Francis Carey
Zoe Waites ... Emily

David Westhead ... Jeff Quinn
Frances White ... Dorothy Truman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Abbott ... Sgt. Wright

Juliet Aubrey ... Sophia Carey
Geoffrey Bateman ... Lt. Col. Powell
Ilan Dwek ... Dining Private (uncredited)

Directed by
David Drury 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Barwood 
Patrick Harbinson 

Produced by
Michele Buck .... producer
Helga Dowie .... associate producer
Jonathan Powell .... executive producer
Damien Timmer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Parker 
 
Cinematography by
Ivan Strasburg 
 
Film Editing by
David Blackmore 
 
Production Design by
Christopher Robilliard 
 
Art Direction by
Sue Ferguson 
 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
 
Makeup Department
Kezia De Winne .... makeup designer
Renata Gilbert .... makeup artist
Lucy Willis .... daily makeup artist (1998)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Calder .... first assistant director
Siobhan Tucker .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Patrick Bennet .... stand-by art director
Mark Fruin .... chargehand stand-by propman
Lloyd Vincent .... props
 
Sound Department
Clive Derbyshire .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Graham Hills .... special effects technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Brierley .... first assistant camera
Nick Pearson .... dolly grip
Andrew Taylor .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allan Hay .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Trevor Brown .... colorist
 
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
 
Transportation Department
Darren Thackeray .... unit driver
 

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I wish I had Amnesia about this film- Forget about it, 11 April 2002
Author: Napoleon Dracula from Knoxville, TN

I got to see this film(mini-series) for free on my local PBS station on a program called the Exxon-Mobile Masterpiece Theater. I had seen the previews and this film(mini-series)looked interesting to me. First off I will that there were a couple of things about this movie that I did like- such as ,1st class acting by the actors in it. the second thing I will commend this movie for is the costumes.But the Battle scenes are lame, and what few specail effects are used in this film are done poorly. This movie moves at such a slow pace you can totaly miss the first night(last for 2 night-4 hours total)and only watch the second night and not miss any of the story. This movie is an extremely boring waste of time. the plot is simple- A British soldier is wounded in WWI and has amnesia, he is found wondering around on a Battlefield suffering from shell-shock, and he doesn't know who he is, but he is taken into the care of a nurse. he and the nurse fall in love with each other and she helps him to recover his memory. This same storyline could've played out in 45 minutes instead of 4 hours-because there just isn't enough story there for the 4 hours it takes to watch it.-I couldn't help but wonder if this film would've been made at all had it not been for the critical success of "The English Patient" which has a very similar story line and was made only 2 years before this film.(for the record I didn't like "The English Patient" either) Because the acting and costumes are well done, and because we dont see enough films about WWI - I give this film 2 stars out of 5

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