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Release Date:
15 September 2005 (UK) See more »
Tagline:
The latest installment in the groundbreaking 7 Up series
Plot:
In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds... See more » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Latest installment of a unique film series following 14 English kids from age 7 onward - they are now about 50 See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Bruce Balden ... Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett ... Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield ... Himself (as Simon)

Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby ... Himself (as John)
Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charles)

Nicholas Hitchon ... Himself (as Nick)
Neil Hughes ... Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson ... Herself (as Lynn)
Paul Kligerman ... Himself (as Paul)
Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Sue)

Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)

Michael Apted ... Narrator / Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)

Peter Davies ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Apted 
Paul Almond (director "7 Up")
 
Produced by
Michael Apted .... producer
Bill Jones .... executive producer
Claire Lewis .... producer
 
Cinematography by
George Jesse Turner 
 
Film Editing by
Kim Horton 
 
Production Management
Karen Stockton .... production manager
 
Art Department
Sue Bodicoat .... graphic designer (as Susan Bodicoat)
 
Sound Department
Samantha Handy .... dubbing mixer
Nick Steer .... sound
Dion Stuart .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Gathercole .... assistant camera (as Matt Gathercole)
Jason Trench .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Ian Brown .... on-line editor
Neil Parker .... colorist
 
Other crew
Michael Apted .... researcher: 7 Up
Helen Breslin .... production coordinator
Nic Jones .... production team: Bulgaria
Jemma Jupp .... production team: Bulgaria
Cort Kristensen .... production coordinator
Gordon McDougall .... researcher: 7 Up
Owen Scurfield .... production team: Bulgaria
Jacki Turner .... production coordinator
Tristan Tull .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Tim Hewat .... in memory of
 
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180 min (2 parts)
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Trivia:
By the time this update was made, 12 of the original 14 children were still taking part, with Charles having dropped out at 21, and Peter at 28. Although John had dropped out at 42 he returned for this installment.See more »
Quotes:
John Brisby:Who wants to be the richest corpse in the graveyard?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Big Brother: Australia" (2001/V)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Latest installment of a unique film series following 14 English kids from age 7 onward - they are now about 50, 18 October 2006
Author: (roland@atkinsononfilm.com) from Portland, Oregon, United States

The seventh film in the unique "Up Series" - documentaries made for Granada, the privately held British television corporation - that has followed a group of 14 ostensibly normal English subjects, of differing backgrounds, from age 7 to 49, issuing a follow-up film every 7 years. This latest installment is the best to date. It is well organized, presenting one person's life at a time rather than skipping around among them. Nearing age 50, these people have become highly thoughtful and articulate; they're all more interesting now than ever before. And the director, Michael Apted, has also vastly improved his skills at interviewing his subjects, which makes a great difference for the better. What impresses is how well nearly everyone has done in life.

The original thesis of the series is that kids grow up without much change from the way they were early on, a view put forward in the 16th Century Jesuit aphorism: "Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man." But the life trajectories of a number of these individuals belie that view, suggesting instead that people often do change in response to life circumstances, a view supported in several 20th Century accounts of human development across the lifespan (e.g., the work of the Harvard psychologist Robert White and his contemporary, the psychoanalyst Erik Erikson).

The original thesis in the first film, "7 Up," also held that social class, or socioeconomic opportunity, had a controlling effect on development, a view that excludes the influence of both hereditary and learned aspects of individual psychological makeup and adaptation. Roger Ebert lists the "Up Series" among his top ten film productions of all time, and has said that the series represents "…an inspired, almost noble, use of the film medium." I heartily agree. My grades: 10/10 (A+) (Seen on 10/17/06)

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