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On a Clear Day (2005)

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Release Date
• USA: Apr 7, 2006
BoxOffice: $0.1M

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some language.

Running Time
1 hour, 32 minutes

Country UK

Production Companies
Baker Street, Forthcoming Productions, Glasgow Film Finance, InFilm Productions, Isle of Man Film Ltd., Scottish Screen, Take Film Partnerships

Studio Focus Features

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• On a Clear Day (2005)



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Genre: Drama

Tagline: Anything is possible.

Plot: 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

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 Directed by
Gaby Dellal
Dempsey & Makepeace: Blood Money
 Written by
 Cast
Peter Mullan
Trainspotting, Children of Men, Shallow Grave
Brenda Blethyn
Pride & Prejudice, Secrets & Lies, A River Runs Through It
Sean McGinley
Braveheart, Michael Collins, Circle of Friends
Billy Boyd
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Jamie Sives
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, Before You Go, One Last Chance
Ron Cook
Chocolat, Secrets & Lies, The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover
Benedict Wong
Dirty Pretty Things, Wit, A Cock and Bull Story
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 Music By
Stephen Warbeck
Shakespeare in Love, Billy Elliot, Quills



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