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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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Review: Kill Or Be Killed Movie Review
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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)
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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
 
Transportation Department
Darren Thackeray .... unit driver
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Well done and suspenseful., 12 November 2002
Author: George Dendrinos (George041) from Pennsylvania, U. S. A.

The subject of shell-shock is rarely touched upon in so realistic a fashion. Also, the class distinctions in England are made quite plain in this presentation. If you were an enlisted man during this period of time, 1914-1918, you did not receive the same consideration in a court of justice as an officer in the same army. This policy, I believe continued even up to World War II (1939-1945).

As for medicine, little was known on how to treat shell-shocked men. The administering of electric shock was graphically portrayed. It was not a gentle therapy and many people suffered during this treatment.

All the actors and actresses performed wonderfully. And as someone mentioned, the costumes and scenery appeared very authentic for that time. Oh, in spite of their dedication and intelligence, women were still second class citizens.

All in all, I consider the film a very, very, good one.

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