Hope and Glory Poster

Release Date: June 11th, 1991

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this touching coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan (Sebastian Rice Edwards), the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.

Cast: Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Sammi Davis, Ian Bannen, Jean-Marc Barr

Director: John Boorman

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1930s, Emotional, Growing up, Endearing, Family, London, Sister, Son, Soldier, Mother, Brother, Father, 1940s, Inspiring

Awards

Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)