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Hanover Street (1979)

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writer:

Peter Hyams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... David Halloran
Lesley-Anne Down ... Margaret Sellinger
Christopher Plummer ... Paul Sellinger
Alec McCowen ... Major Trumbo
Richard Masur ... 2nd Lieut. Jerry Cimino
Michael Sacks ... 2nd Lieut. Martin Hyer
Patsy Kensit ... Sarah Sellinger
Max Wall ... Harry Pike
Shane Rimmer ... Col. Ronald Bart
Keith Buckley ... Lieut. Wells
Sherrie Hewson ... Phyllis
Cindy O'Callaghan Cindy O'Callaghan ... Paula
Di Trevis Di Trevis ... Elizabeth
Suzanne Bertish ... The French Girl
Keith Alexander ... Soldier in Barn
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Storyline

During the Second World War, an American Pilot stationed in England meets a young British nurse during an air raid on London. The two instantly fall in love, despite the fact that the young Nurse is already married; a secret she keeps hidden from her American lover. After being shot down behind enemy lines, while being assigned to ferry a British agent into France, the American pilot realizes that his secret agent cargo is in fact his lover's husband, and that the two must now work together in order to survive. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

London 1943. It was a time of courage and honour . . . of passion and sacrifice. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As the posh, sweet daughter Sarah Sellinger, young Patsy Kensit seems the model of good breeding and domesticity. However, within less than a decade her saucy good looks and free-wheeling "rock chick" lifestyle would become front-page fodder for Britain's tabloids, including coverage of her short-lived marriages to Dan Donovan (Big Audio Dynamite), Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), and Liam Gallagher (Oasis). Her real-life father "Jimmy the Dip" Kensit was a London underworld figure of the 1950s-1960s, reputedly associated with the notorious Kray twins and Richardson gang. See more »

Goofs

When Harrison and Christopher escape the SS building, the guards in the downstairs hall are not there when they exit although they were there seconds earlier when the four German soldiers entered the building and walked down the hall. The escape was simplified without the guards. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Sellinger: Where are you from?
David Halloran: Chicago.
Margaret Sellinger: Chicago - where all the gangsters come from isn't it?
David Halloran: Not all of them. Some of them come from Detroit and New York. Chicago just happens to grow the best ones.
Margaret Sellinger: You a gangster?
David Halloran: Twelve arrests. No convictions.
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Connections

References Sergeant York (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Chattanooga Choo Choo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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A romantic war movie without all that cheese.
10 May 2000 | by braveriflesSee all my reviews

When I read the synopsis for the plot of 'Pearl' I thought of 'Hanover Street' right away. I saw this movie when I was 10 years old and was impressed by it's pacing, the plot twist, and the fact that in the end it is just as it is billed, a romantic war movie. For a guy like me who cant stand romantic war movies I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed this obscure film not once but the many times I have watched it. If during the course of a film you feel that same longing a character experiences then it has made it's mark. When David Halloran, Harrison's character, transitions from cocky bomber pilot to reluctant pilot who begins to hear the concerns of his bombardier as well as his heart, from the unhealthy romance of two people in need of something concrete in a time of uncertainty, from the struggle to get back to the one you love this movie runs the gammit of what war is like for lovers, soldiers, and ordinary civilians caught up in it. Think of loving someone so much they make you ache then throw in the fact that they are someone elses lover and the knowledge that you will have to turn and walk away from them forever.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

13 September 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,000,000
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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