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Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | | Drama | 7 January 2015 (France)
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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.

Director:

John Boorman

Writer:

John Boorman
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Callum Turner ... Bill Rohan
Caleb Landry Jones ... Percy Hapgood
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... 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 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy. They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the very, very, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. Written by Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official US Site

Country:

Ireland | France | UK | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A királynőért és a hazáért See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,954, 22 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,869, 1 March 2015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Merlin Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

In the hospital scene, the term "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" is used. The movie takes place during the Korean War in the early 1950's but that term wasn't used until 1980. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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Not very good
2 September 2015 | by jbar19See all my reviews

Hope and Glory was delicious, sweet, sad and charming. This sequel, well, seems like a sequel in name only.

Some characters from the previous movie show up, but only in very, very minor and brief, non consequential roles.

The main story is a little boring and uneventful, like a bland episode of MASH. Pity, I really wanted to like this movie. There just isn't a lot of meat on the table.

Tasmin Egarton was GORGEOUS as was Vanessa Kirby. Callum Turner and Caleb Landry Jones did a very good job with what they had, there just wasn't much of a story.

The movie didn't just end as much as run out of script... I was actually surprised when the end credits appeared.

Sad. I wanted more.


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