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The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house.... See more »

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Marjorie Yates ...
Mother
Leigh McCormack ...
Bud
Anthony Watson ...
Kevin
Nicholas Lamont ...
John
Ayse Owens ...
Helen
Tina Malone ...
Edna
Jimmy Wilde ...
Curly
Robin Polley ...
Mr. Nicholls
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Mr. Bushell
Joy Blakeman ...
Frances
Denise Thomas ...
Jean
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Amy (as Patricia Morrison)
Gavin Mawdsley ...
Billy (as Gavin Mawdslay)
Kirk McLaughlin ...
Labourer / Christ
Marcus Heath ...
Black Man
Victoria Davies ...
Nun
Brenda Peters ...
Nurse
Kerl Skeggs ...
Albie
Lee Blennerhassett ...
1st Bully
Peter Hollier ...
2nd Bully
Jason Jevons ...
3rd Bully

Directed by

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Terence Davies

Written by

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Terence Davies ... ()

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Ben Gibson ... executive producer
Colin MacCabe ... executive producer
Maureen McCue ... associate producer
Olivia Stewart ... producer
Angela Topping ... producer

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Bob Last
Robert Lockhart

Cinematography by

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Michael Coulter

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William Diver

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Trevor Brown ... colorist
Christine Campbell ... assistant editor

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Doreen Jones

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Christopher Hobbs

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Kave Quinn ... (as Kave Naylor)

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Karen Wakefield

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Monica Howe

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Aileen Seaton ... hair designer / makeup artist

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Chris Harvey ... production manager

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Gus Maclean ... assistant director

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Stewart Cunningham ... props
Gordon Fitzgerald ... property master
Tracey Gallacher ... art department assistant
Patrick Harkins ... props
Piero Jamieson ... props
Karen Wakefield ... production buyer

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Moya Burns ... sound recording
Alex Mackie ... supervising sound editor
Adrian Rhodes ... re-recording mixer
Aad Wirtz ... re-recording mixer
Garry Fiferman ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)

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Martin Body ... rotoscope artist
David Smith ... optical cameraman - Peerless Camera Co (uncredited) / optical cameraman (uncredited)

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Harriet Cox ... camera operator
Jerry Kelly ... clapper/loader
Christopher McDonough ... grip
Chris Plevin ... focus puller
Gary Romaine ... key grip

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Marion Weise ... set costumer

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Jeff Bowen ... location manager
Andrew MacDonald Brown ... location manager

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Richard Morrison ... title designer
Carol Thompson ... continuity
Dan Zeff ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school, but Bud is the center of attention both from the camera's angle and from his doting family. With a gray background, the film fuses clips and audio from classic movies into Bud's dreary childhood and brings it to life with an elegance Bach would bring to your home movies. The overall effect is a montage of memory which seems to ignite flashes of recognition in the viewer. Written by Mark Fleetwood

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Also Known As
  • Une longue journée qui s'achève (France)
  • Am Ende eines langen Tages (Germany)
  • El largo día acaba (Spain)
  • Il lungo giorno finisce (Italy)
  • O Fim de um Longo Dia (Brazil)
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  • 85 min
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Trivia Received a 10-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (although it ultimately went home empty-handed). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Made in America/Menace II Society/Cliffhanger/Hot Shots! Part Deux/The Long Day Closes (1993). See more »
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Crazy Credits Unusually for a film from the 1990s, but in keeping with the 1950s setting, the full acting, creative and technical credits are in the opening titles. There are however 'Special thanks' and music acknowledgments after the final 'The End' caption. See more »

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