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Writer:
Peter Woodward (written by)
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Release Date:
28 December 2007 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Discover the love of a lifetime
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Another Richard Attenborough Triumph! See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Shirley MacLaine ... Ethel Ann

Christopher Plummer ... Jack

Dylan Roberts ... Wilbur
Gene Dinovi ... Weeping Veteran

Neve Campbell ... Marie

Allan Hawco ... Peter Etty

Pete Postlethwaite ... Quinlan

Martin McCann ... Jimmy
Steve Franks ... Bugler
Chris Benson ... Local Sheriff
John Travers ... Young Quinlan
George Shane ... Maginty
Kirsty Stuart ... Young Eleanor
Marie Jones ... Mrs. Doyle
Karen Lewis ... Mrs. Dean
Anthony Finigan ... Mr. Cobb

John Kavanagh ... Reverend Smith
Martin Reid ... Father Ignatius
Sidney Dodsworth ... Shelterer from the Air Raid
Derek Halligan ... Shelterer from the Air Raid
Maureen Dow ... Shelterer from the Air Raid
Rosina Brown ... Shelterer from the Air Raid (as Rosena Brown)
Michael Magee ... Shelterer from the Air Raid
Claire Lamont ... Shelterer from the Air Raid

Mathew McElhinney ... Young Cathal
James Millard ... Lt. Wilkins

Gregory Smith ... Young Jack

Mischa Barton ... Young Ethel Ann

Stephen Amell ... Teddy Gordon

David Alpay ... Chuck
Gerry Quigley ... Bar man
Bill Lynn ... Truck Driver

Ian McElhinney ... Cathal Thomas

Ian Beattie ... Seamus McCarty

Brenda Fricker ... Eleanor
Olivia Nash ... First Woman in Rain
Susie Kelly ... Second Woman in Rain
B.J. Hogg ... Maguigan
Alan McKee ... Dougal
Tom Maguire ... Billy

Sean McGinley ... Campbell
Darryl Flatman ... Pilot

Alec McClure ... Co-Pilot
Paul Dunn ... Radio Operator
Kieran Gallant ... Navigator

Layke Anderson ... Army Corporal

Alex Palmer ... Lt. Jones
Paul Charlton ... Army Private

Allan Gildea ... First Policeman

Stephen Don ... Second Policeman
Tom Collins ... Fireman Fergus
Harry Dickson ... Taxi Driver
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Directed by
Richard Attenborough 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Woodward  written by

Produced by
Jeff Abberley .... executive producer
Richard Attenborough .... producer
Graham Begg .... executive producer
Julia Blackman .... executive producer
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Terence A. Clegg .... line producer (as Terence Clegg)
Christian Frohn .... associate producer
Jo Gilbert .... producer
Sara Giles .... executive producer
Andrew Hildebrand .... executive producer
Frank Hübner .... associate producer
Martin Katz .... co-producer
Patrice Theroux .... executive producer
Peter Woodward .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Pratt 
 
Film Editing by
Lesley Walker 
 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Maureen Duff 
Mark Paladini 
 
Production Design by
Tom McCullagh 
 
Art Direction by
Gillian Devenney 
Tom McCullagh 
Brendan Rankin 
Mike Stallion (supervising art director)
Andrew M. Stearn 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Herman-Skelding 
Odetta Stoddard 
 
Costume Design by
Hazel Webb-Crozier 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... hair designer
Christine Beveridge .... makeup designer
Paul R.J. Elliot .... hair stylist
Rita Pacitto .... second assistant hair stylist
Lydia Pensa .... head of hair department: Toronto
 
Production Management
Emanuele 'Manny' Danelon .... production manager: Ontario (as Manny Danelon)
Mike McGeagh .... production manager: Northern Ireland
Verity Wislocki .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Genevieve Anthony .... assistant director
Patrick Clayton .... first assistant director
Leon Coole .... first assistant director: second unit
Leon Coole .... third assistant director
Emanuele 'Manny' Danelon .... second unit director (as Emanuel 'Manny' Danelon)
Francesca Palozzi .... trainee assistant director
Samantha Ross .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Deryck Blake .... property master
Rob Bonney .... head carpenter
Kevin Forstner .... assistant head carpenter
Beth Gilinsky .... art department coordinator
Paul Greenberg .... graphic designer
James Halpenny .... construction coordinator
Suzanne Hodson .... set decoration buyer
Kevin Hughes .... assistant head carpenter
Darren Lyttle .... stand-by props
Frank Matthews .... master plasterer
William Simpson .... storyboard artist
Jeff Smith .... second assistant art director
Travis Staley .... on-set carpenter
Paul Stewart .... props
John Ward .... props
Toni Wong .... assistant property master
Heather Greenlees .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... supervising sound editor
Bruce Carwardine .... sound mixer
Pat Cassin .... second boom operator
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Dodgson .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Mark Lafbery .... adr foley mixer
Michael McKnight .... sound trainee
Nigel Mills .... adr editor
Nigel Mills .... dialogue editor
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Alastair Sirkett .... sound effects designer
Alastair Sirkett .... sound effects editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Derek Trigg .... foley editor
Markus Wade .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Richard Conway .... special effects
Sam Conway .... special effects coordinator
Tony Kenny .... special effects coordinator
Vincent Kivlehan .... special effects technician
Ian Locke .... special effects foreman
Donal Neill .... special effects technician
Dean Stewart .... administration coordinator
Mark White .... floor supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Bain .... digital compositor: BainVFX
Michael Becki .... digital compositor
Dennis Berardi .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Jim Bowers .... matte artist
Dan Carnegie .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Erik Charlebois .... visual effects artist: Mr. X
Cyril Frederick Chu .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Cyril Frederick Chu .... matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Alan Church .... visual effects supervisor: pre-production
Rob Del Ciancio .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Max Dennison .... matte artist
Jeremy Dineen .... visual effects animator: Mr. X Inc.
Peter Dydo .... animator
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc
Nikos Gatos .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Simon Giles .... visual effects supervisor
Rob Greb .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Robert Greb .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Luke Groves .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Mick Harper .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Sarah Hemsley .... visual effects producer: The Senate VFX
Richard Higham .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Noel Hooper .... digital compositor
Mai-Ling Lee .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Ian MacLeod .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Elliot Mallon .... animator
Jim Maxwell .... matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Ian McLeod .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Sean Mills .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
John J. Miralles .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Daniel Mizuguchi .... digital artist
Martin Mueller .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Mike Mulock .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Stacey O'Connor .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Darcy Reno .... senior systems administrator (as Darcy Bangsund)
David Singer .... digital producer: Mr. X Inc.
Mark Stepanek .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Hayley Easton Street .... digital artist
Brendan Taylor .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Tim M. Townsend .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Fiona Campbell Westgate .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Steven White .... visual effects animator: The Senate VFX
Kyle Yoneda .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Kyle Yoneda .... visual effects animator: Mr. X Inc.
Wojciech Zielinski .... CG supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Zachary J. Gans .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited)
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
George Cottle .... stunt double
Jamie Edgell .... stunts
Sarah Franzl .... stunt double: Shirley MacLaine
Paul Heasman .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rob Hunt .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
John Stead .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cartwright .... electrician
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
Jean Courteau .... chief lighting technician
Niall Crawford .... electrician
Steve Cussell .... electrician
Noah Davis .... second assistant camera
Christopher Dean .... key grip
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator
Andy Gardner .... first assistant "b" camera
James Gardner .... director of photography: second unit
Ben Gervais .... video operator: Canada
Robert Hamilton .... video operator
Jim Holmes .... best boy grip
Mark Hryma .... aerial director of photography
Mark Hryma .... camera operator
Sacha Jones .... assistant camera
Will Kendal .... electrician
Paul McGeachan .... rigging gaffer/best boy
Tim Merkel .... Steadicam operator
Tim Merkel .... camera operator
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Jason Knight .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Costello .... wardrobe set supervisor
Kerry Gooding .... assistant costume designer
Sandra MacDonald .... background costume supervisor
Tara Van Zyl .... costume supervisor
Rachael Webb-Crozier .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Dianne Gordon .... digital intermediate data manager
Jeremy Hume .... assistant editor
Paul Monaghan .... assistant editor
Dominic Thomson .... digital editor
Jay Warren .... digital intermediate project manager
 
Music Department
Simon Changer .... assistant music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Tony Lewis .... music editor
Sam Okell .... assistant scoring engineer
John Whynot .... score mixer
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Ben Cekuta .... transportation coordinator
Alan Crozier .... transportation captain
Ian Lewis .... driver: action vehicles
Roy McManus .... driver: cast
Marco Sousa .... transportation captain
Robert White .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Lex Batten .... dailies timer
Justin Beck .... production assistant
Joanne Brahos .... photo double: Mischa Barton
Logan Bruce .... equipment handler
Michelle Burns .... production assistant
Lisa Byrne .... assistant production coordinator
Lisa Drayne .... production coordinator
Victoria Fodor .... choreographer
Catherine Geary .... location manager
Jo Gregory .... financial controller
Esther Hegarty .... assistant to director
Bill Hong .... operator: camera car/insert car
Graham Hoselton .... dailies film assistant
Joanna Johnson .... legal and business affairs
Jason Krauskopf .... production secretary
Lisa Lavorato .... production accountant
Hayley Lyon .... assistant accountant
Mark Mallorca .... assistant: actress
Stephen McConnell .... assistant extras coordinator
Damian McDonald .... stand-in
Emma McNeill .... location assistant
Andrea Mullan .... co-production coordinator
Andrew Parkhill .... equipment handler
Andrew Reid .... head of production: NIFTC
Jo Rogers .... head of creative affairs: Scion Films
Susan Rosset .... assistant accountant
Jillian Sabean .... assistant production coordinator
Aloma Taylor .... payroll accountant
Dave Tommasini .... aerial coordinator: Wescam aerial pilot
Aaron Unrau .... assistant: Martin Katz
Cassidy Watkins .... assistant: Shirley MacLaine
Diana Hawkins .... script consultant (uncredited)
Chris Patterson .... location scout (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Richard Attenborough's Closing the Ring" - International (English title) (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief sexuality, nudity and violent images
Runtime:
118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie, Ethel Ann (Shirley MacLaine) is watching after her husband's funeral and remembering Teddy, her first true love, is The Glenn Miller Story (1954) with James Stewart and June Allyson.See more »
Quotes:
Young Jack:You got your love. You got her, and you gave her away!
Teddy Gordon:I did not give her to anyone!
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Movie Connections:
Features The Glenn Miller Story (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lost Without Your LoveSee more »

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26 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Another Richard Attenborough Triumph!, 1 January 2008
Author: kentkarenm from United Kingdom

Superb acting, phenomenal directing - I was hooked from the very start of the film. Cannot wait for it to come out on DVD as I will watch it over and over again!!

You can actually "feel" the love involved with all of the young friends, the support they give to each other is second to none. I would hope to have at least one friend who could make me feel the same way.

Neve Campbell is a very versatile actress. She is such a believable "girl next door". You feel you could meet up with her and just chat to her as a person. She is a very emotive person, no matter how much a part she has, you want her to become the "winner".

Shirley MacLaine is, as usual, such a powerful actress and Christopher Plummer is one of my all time favourites. The mix of actors/actresses has really been considered. It felt like I was watching a documentary (meant in the best possible way)as I could have been a fly on the wall participating in the storyline.

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