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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.

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John Boorman

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John Boorman
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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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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

Gross USA:

$32,869
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Merlin Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Dreadful
13 June 2015 | by bmakinsSee all my reviews

Oh Dear, this is a stinker! Only 2 couples in at the Curzon, Victoria last night. The rest of the world must have known something we didn't. The other couple lasted 30 minutes.......we gave it another 15 or so before deciding it was beyond redemption and that we had better things to do with the next hour. We presume it ran on to an empty house. Dreadful, clunky script and dialogue, cut-out cartoon characters playing simple stereotype roles, wooden, stilted acting, very weird accents (Caleb Landry Jones apparently occupying a class and region of his own devising). Sometimes I thought we had stumbled into an episode of Porridge or maybe Dad's Army. Caleb seemed to be channeling Oliver Reed at his overacting worst, combined with Norman Wisdom or maybe Lee Evans. Sorry, but this was shameful and shouldn't have been allowed to escape onto the screen. Was this a case of Emperor's New Clothes? Was no one prepared to stand up to Boorman at any stage and say "enough"? Was this posted in as a contractual obligation? Yes, I respect the career, but this was a sad sign off and not worthy. This is one that the cast, pretty much without exception, will wish they could deny being involved with and will look at from behind their hands when its inevitable Christmas TV showing comes round in a year or 2. 1 star if I'm generous.


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