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Bomber -- An 83 year-old man returns to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement. When Ross, his useless son agrees to drive him there, a nightmare family road trip ensues.


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  (in credits order)

Shane Taylor ... Ross

Benjamin Whitrow ... Alistar

Eileen Nicholas ... Valerie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulrike Arndt ... Tourist Information Manager
Michael Asmussen ... Policeman
Emil Austermann ... Weert
Waltraud Bredfeldt ... Old Lady
Helge Ihnen ... Businessman
Martina Janßen ... Tourist Information Clerk
Sara Kessel ... Leslie
Günter Mües ... Old Man
Sheela Patel ... Newsagent
Herbert Schröder ... Cow Farmer
Volkmar Siems ... Furniture Store Manager
Dörte Tien ... Waitress

Directed by
Paul Cotter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Cotter  written by

Produced by
Paul Cotter .... producer
Maureen A. Ryan .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Coates 
Cinematography by
Rick Siegel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matt Maddox 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Design by
Alex Ward 
Production Management
Nina Schloemerkemper .... production manager
Sound Department
J.M. Davey .... supervising sound editor
Alex Lipschultz .... sound recordist: Germany
Zach Seivers .... supervising sound mixer
David Sohanpal .... additional sound recordist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shaun Carmody .... wardrobe coordinator: UK
Editorial Department
Kelly Armstrong .... colorist
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Other crew
Konstantin Bock .... assistant production coordinator
Marlies Kruse .... production coordinator
Alex Stanton .... production assistant
Mark Duplass .... thanks

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Additional Details

USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Dropping a Bomb on a Family Vacation, 23 March 2010
Author: Thistle-3 from Cleveland, Ohio

Bomber is the story of a small family in England. The mother and father are in their golden years and setting off on a holiday to Europe. Each has a different reason for going. They have a grown son who ends up accompanying them on the trip. As you'd expect, issues, that have long been festering in the family, surface and must be dealt with while they travel the B roads. The acting is excellent. There were quite a few parts where the audience was laughing so loudly I couldn't hear the dialogue. But, at the film's climax, which was a bit shocking, you could have heard a pin drop. I liked it, but to be honest, I was frustrated, because there were some things I'd have liked to say to the characters that could have helped their predicament. Even an episode of Dr Phil might have helped! But, I cared about the family and enjoyed my time with them on the road. Bomber gets an 8.

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