An Awfully Big Adventure Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for An Awfully Big Adventure the Movie

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Coming-of-age saga set in postwar Liverpool around a provincial reperatory company. Stage-struck 16-year-old Stella (Cates) gets work as a company apprentice, immediately getting a crush on arch, callous theatre manager Meredith Potter (a deliciously nasty Grant), who enjoys degrading everyone around him. The company's chance for success rests on a production of "Peter Pan," with visiting actor P.L. O'Hara (dashing Rickman), who immediately seduces Stella and has more than a few secrets of his own. Theatrically exaggerated; based on the novel by Beryl Bainbridge.


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Available on VHS
Running time 113 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Coming of Age, Postwar, Great Britain
Charles Wood
Georgina Cates, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Peter Firth, Alun Armstrong, Prunella Scales, Rita Tushingham, Alan Cox, Edward Petherbridge, Nicola Pagett, Carol Drinkwater, Clive Merrison, Gerard McSorley
Dick Pope
Mike Newell
Richard Hartley
Philip Hinchcliffe, Hilary Heath, Mark Shivas, John Sivers, Portman Productions, Fine Line Features

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