On a Clear Day

Directed By: Gaby Dellal Starring: Peter Mullan Brenda Blethyn

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The inspirational and triumphant story of a man who defies great odds and takes on a monumental challenge. A heartwarming and humorous film you can enjoy over and over again.


Studio Universal
SKU 202711967
UPC 025192885228
UPC 14 00025192885228
Format DVD
Release Date 9/4/2007
Rating Rating
Fathers And Sons
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Editors Note
Note Shot on location in Glasgow and Dover, director Gaby Dellal's first feature takes off from a true story of one man's determination to swim the English Channel. The film deftly avoids the pitfalls of sentiment through a self-deprecating humor that recalls THE FULL MONTY in tone and theme, as well as a stunning performance from Peter Mullen (YOUNG ADAM) as protagonist Frank Redmond.^After 40 years of working as a shipbuilder, the somewhat taciturn Frank has been "made redundant" and let go from his job. He finds himself utterly unmoored without the routine and trappings that have defined his existence for so long, and suffers a loss of self-respect that he is unable to talk about with his loving wife, Joan (Brenda Blethyn, PRIDE & PREJUDICE), and son, Rob (Jamie Sives). Floundering, Frank becomes obsessed with the idea of swimming the Channel, and undertakes the project with the help of Chan (Benedict Wong, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS), the owner of the local fish-and-chips shop, who becomes Frank's personal trainer. His three best mates (Billy Boyd, Sean McGinley, and Ron Cook) sign on for the ride as well, each discovering new strength in themselves along the way. But it is Frank's relationships with his family that are the most moving part of the film, as he deals with the demons that have hounded him for over 20 years and rediscovers the bonds he shares with his wife and his long-estranged son.
New York Times "Mr. Mullan and his director, Gaby Dellal, balance the sentimentality with a healthy dose of working-class vulnerability." 04/07/2006 p.E10
Los Angeles Times "Dellal and cinematographer David Johnson paint an inviting picture of Glasgow..." 04/07/2006 p.E12
USA Today "ON A CLEAR DAY is a heart-warming film with good performances and an uplifting theme in the vein of WAKING NED DEVINE..." 04/14/2006 p.4E
Gaby Dellal
Peter Mullan
Brenda Blethyn
Cast & Crew
Ron Cook - Star
Billy Boyd - Star
Jamie Sives - Star
Jodhi May - Star
Benedict Wong - Star
Peter Mullan - Star
Sean McGinley - Star
Brenda Blethyn - Star
Emma Hayter - Executive Producer
Alex Rose - Screenwriter
Steve Christian - Executive Producer
David Johnson - Director of Photography
Sarah Curtis - Producer
Dorothy Berwin - Producer
Bill Allen - Producer
Gaby Dellal - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 28852
UPC 00025192885228
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 99 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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Video Format DVD

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