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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 »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Thoughts about value 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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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 "South Park" (1997)See more »

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What do the participants think of "life" and of the project?
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Thoughts about value, 24 November 2006
Author: kangamommy from Madison, WI

I have recently watched all of the Up series, finishing with 49 Up this evening. While I have enjoyed the series and been fascinated by the people involved, I did agree with John somewhat that it's a bit like Big Brother or some other reality series.

Upon talking it over with my husband, however, I find that I have misjudged it. The series does have a lasting value that is not present in entertainment based reality TV shows. What does the series teach us? Tolerance and acceptance of our own fallible judgments. We see these people at 7 and we decide what they will be doing at 21 or 35. Inevitably we're wrong on some important level. What this shows us is that we can never truly know someone, especially someone we don't have an intimate family relationship with, because we never get more than a glimpse into their inner life.

At 7 I didn't like Tony. At 21 I didn't like Suzie. The only person I have admired from the beginning is Bruce. Now, at 49, I find them all interesting, individual people and I have a great deal of respect for each of them. They have made their lives something to be proud of. They bring value into the lives of their families and communities, but also to those of us who only see a tiny portion of their lives every 7 years.

This isn't reality TV. This is reality- this is life being lived by real people. I hope they will continue to do the program, despite the intrusion. I hope they will understand that they do bring something more into our lives than a couple hours entertainment.

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