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Queen & Country (2014)

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In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

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John Boorman

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John Boorman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Callum Turner ... Bill Rohan
Caleb Landry Jones ... Percy Hapgood
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Private Redmond
David Thewlis ... Sargeant Major Bradley
Richard E. Grant ... Major Cross
Tamsin Egerton ... Ophelia
Vanessa Kirby ... Dawn Rohan
Aimee-Ffion Edwards ... Sophie Adams
Brían F. O'Byrne ... RSM Digby
Sinéad Cusack ... Grace Rohan
David Hayman ... Clive Rohan
John Standing ... Grandfather George
David Michael Claydon David Michael Claydon ... Jones
Julian Wadham ... Colonel Fielding
Tom Stuart Tom Stuart ... Lieutenant Fortesque-Brown
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Storyline

The hilarious highlight of John Boorman's Hope and Glory (1987), nominated for five Oscars: nine-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. This movie picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego) (Callum Turner) begins basic training in the early fifties, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making Army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near South Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sergeant Major Bradley (David Thewlis). Richard E. Grant is their superior, the very infinitely put-upon, aptly-named, Major Cross. Written by Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum

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Trivia

David Hayman is the only actor to repeat his role from the previous movie. See more »

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The date on Bill Rohan's call-up notice is July 1952. There is a scene later where the death of King George VI is announced but, in fact, he had died before Bill was called up (in February 1952). See more »

Connections

Features The Coronation: The Second Elizabeth (1953) See more »

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Blue Moon
Words and Music by Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
Published by EMI Music Publishing Limited
Performed by Mel Tormé
Courtesy of Verve Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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Very Disappointing
21 March 2015 | by connor-13See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Hope and Glory and had high hopes for Queen and Country. The entire experience of the new film was very flat. It was like taking a cross country trip focused on making exactly the same distance every day and staying in safe hotels. Nothing stood out, except possibly some bad (over?) acting. Most of the cast was adequate, but Caleb Landry Jones and Aimee-Ffion Edwards mostly just over-acted, as did almost everyone playing someone in a position of authority in the military. Of course, dealing with a plot that made little sense probably did not help. The best part of the film takes place on the water where Callum Turner does a nice job of making us believe it was his natural habitat mostly by becoming more confident instead of the fish-out-of-water he usually is (that is about as deep as this moving gets). Unfortunately, there were also some lame scenes of filming on the water that also added nothing. The only good news for my wife and me is that one of our tickets was free, so we only wasted half as much money.


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Ireland | France | UK | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,954, 22 February 2015

Gross USA:

$41,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,881
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Merlin Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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