Closing the Ring (2007)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 December 2007 (UK)
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A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a U.S. World War II bomber gunner who had crashed onto the Cave Hill outside Belfast in Northern Ireland on June 1, 1944.


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In 1943, A dying gunner, who was in a crash involving a United States B-17, gives a ring to a local to return to his girlfriend in the USA. Fifty years later, a man finds the ring and tracks down the girlfriend and the history of this ring. Set in Belfast and Michigan. Written by Trent Johnson

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Discover the love of a lifetime


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality, nudity and violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 December 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem gyűrűje  »

Box Office


$23,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The B-17 used in the filming of this movie is the "Yankee Lady", owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum of Ypsilanti, MI. This aircraft also appeared in the movie "Tora! Tora! Tora!" The B-17 named Sally B also made an appearance in this film. See more »


Marie: I'm trying to understand what happened to her.
Jack: The war happened, for Christ's sake.
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Features The Glenn Miller Story (1954) See more »


Pennsylvania 6-5000
By 'Carl Sigman' (av) & 'Jerry Gray'
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
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Emotionally engaging
28 July 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about an old man digging up fragments of planes from World War II, thereby uncovering some heartbreaking secrets.

"Closing The Ring" is probably about as unconventional as you can get, as it concentrates on the relationship among older people, characters with a thick Irish accent and setting against a backdrop of terrorist attacks. Maybe it is this unusual combination that makes the film interesting.

The film recounts past regrets, unfulfilled promises and entangled relationships. The complicated plot weaving the past and present is well presented. Characters are developed well, drawing me to their experiences, making me feel the way they do. However, this Teddy guy is seriously miscast. He is so wooden and passionless. Even Mischa Barton seems Oscar worthy compared to him.

"Closing The Ring" is an engaging romantic drama. It is worth a watch.

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