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Director: Gaby Dellal     Starring: Peter Mullan Brenda Blethyn
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202711967
UPC: 025192885228
UPC 14: 00025192885228
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.
Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/4/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 99 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 28852
Video UPC UPC: 00025192885228
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ron Cook
Video Cast Info Billy Boyd
Video Cast Info Jamie Sives
Video Cast Info Jodhi May
Video Cast Info Benedict Wong
Video Cast Info Peter Mullan
Video Cast Info Sean McGinley
Video Cast Info Brenda Blethyn
Video Cast Info Emma Hayter - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Alex Rose - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Steve Christian - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info David Johnson - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Sarah Curtis - Producer
Video Cast Info Dorothy Berwin - Producer
Video Cast Info Bill Allen - Producer
Video Cast Info Gaby Dellal - Director

Professional Reviews

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

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