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Tumbledown (1988)

Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence, M.C..

Director:

Richard Eyre

Writer:

Charles Wood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Robert Lawrence
Paul Rhys ... Hugh MacKessac
David Calder ... John Lawrence
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Jean Lawrence
Emma Bowe ... Sophie Martin-Wells (as Emma Harbour)
Rupert Baker ... Nick Lawrence
Jack Fortune Jack Fortune ... Christopher Lawrence
Roddy Maude-Roxby Roddy Maude-Roxby ... George Stubbs
Ann Bell ... Helen Stubbs
Sophie Thompson ... Louise Stubbs
Dan Hildebrand ... Prothero
Tam Dean Burn Tam Dean Burn ... Sergeant Brodick
Mark Williams ... Lumpy
Ian Michie Ian Michie ... Fraser
Paul Higgins ... Saltemarsh
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Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence, M.C..

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Dank des Vaterlandes See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence MC. See more »

Quotes

[an RAF doctor is giving Robert yet more tests]
Squadron Leader Wentworth: Your father gave me a lesson in military etiquette. I shall give you one. I am called "Sir".
Robert Lawrence: What are you? Squadron Leader? In the Household Division we don't call your rank "Sir".
Squadron Leader Wentworth: Well you can start now, Lawrence.
Robert Lawrence: You're in the Royal Air Force. Are you a flyer?
Squadron Leader Wentworth: No I'm not. I'm a doctor.
Robert Lawrence: [snarls] Well listen, Doctor. Just test this fist. It's just about to give you your first fucking flying lesson!
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Outstanding
5 June 2001 | by tgtroundSee all my reviews

An outstanding study of one man's personal commitment and sacrifice to winning a meaningless war on a rain sodden rock 8000 miles away from home.

Charles Woods storytelling is first class and gives Colin Firth an opportunity to totally convince us that he really is an officer in the Scots Guards.

The production, given the BBC's lack of money is superb. Remember too, that this was produce despite political opposition from the very government which ordered the war in the first place and was then too embarrassed to recognise and honor the cripples who returned.


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