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Closing the Ring (2007)

A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a U.S. World War II bomber gunner who crashed in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 1, 1944.

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Peter Woodward
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Ethel Ann
Christopher Plummer ... Jack
Dylan Roberts ... Wilbur
Gene Dinovi Gene Dinovi ... Weeping Veteran
Neve Campbell ... Marie
Allan Hawco ... Peter Etty
Pete Postlethwaite ... Quinlan
Martin McCann ... Jimmy
Steve Franks Steve Franks ... Bugler
Chris Benson Chris Benson ... Local Sheriff
John Travers John Travers ... Young Quinlan
George Shane George Shane ... Maginty
Kirsty Stuart Kirsty Stuart ... Young Eleanor
Marie Jones Marie Jones ... Mrs. Doyle
Karen Lewis-Attenborough Karen Lewis-Attenborough ... Mrs. Dean (as Karen Lewis)
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Three intertwined stories of lost and unspoken love and the resulting secrets are presented. In one, which begins in 1941 Branagan, Michigan, twenty-one year old Ethel Ann socializes primarily with three male friends, who are all in love with her. She only loves one, Teddy Gordon, their mutual love known within the group. Her parents would never approve of Teddy, the poor country boy, who is building a house for her eventually to be able to show her parents that he is worth something in his love for her. Their relationship is interrupted by the US entry into the war, into which all three men are going into battle. Before their departure, the three men enter into a pact unknown to Ethel Ann. In two, which also takes place in Branagan but in 1991, WWII USAF veteran, septuagenarian Chuck Harris, after an illness, has just passed away. Those that knew him always considered him the reliable one. His death leaves a void in his family as there has always been a distance between his wife and ... Written by Huggo

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Discover the love of a lifetime

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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English

Release Date:

28 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem gyűrűje See more »

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$23,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Richard Attenborough's final film as a director before his death on August 24, 2014 at the age of 90. See more »

Goofs

The B-17 being shown off in Michigan in 1941 is actually a B-17G, the final model, which did not have its first flight 'til 1943. the "chin gun" is the give-away. 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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closing the ring
22 October 2007 | by Chris ClazieSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the London Film Festival yesterday.It is an incredibly old fashioned piece of film-making that at times seems very contrived and manipulative,but it does contain genuine emotion and a story that keeps you watching from beginning to end.Some of the acting(especially from the 1941 period)is patchy,but in the 1991 period of the film,MacLaine is great,so is Postlewaite but the film is stolen by young Martin McCann as the naive Jimmy Reilly,who is responsible for piecing the lives together of the characters separated by time and oceans.After the showing,Lord Attenborough appeared for a short Q&A and gave us some insight into the making of the film and announced the film will receive it's premiere in Ireland and will be released nationwide on the 28th Dec.My guess is for anyone who has an elderly relative to catch up with over the Christmas period,and wants to take them out,then see this movie.They will love it and you might possibly get hooked.The audience yesterday obviously were.


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