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Harrison Ford is impossibly young and handsome as an American pilot in the World War II romance Hanover Street; Lesley-Anne Down (The Great Train Robbery) is stunningly beautiful as the British nurse who falls in love with him, despite being married to British intelligence agent Christopher Plummer. In fact, everything about Hanover Street is just a little over the top, from the insanely romantic dialogue to the absurd war-buddy banter of Ford and his bomber crew to the love-making montage in which Down seems to have at least a dozen orgasms. Down and Plummer have a daughter (played by future Lethal Weapon 2 love interest Patsy Kensit) who's so precious and precocious you just want to smack her. The whole thing is almost a camp pastiche of a war romance--but when Ford and Plummer find themselves together behind enemy lines, you'll suddenly discover that you're caught up in the story. Through sheer movie-star charisma and cunningly ridiculous plot mechanics, Hanover Street becomes not only entertaining, but even touching. Plummer is particularly good as an ordinary man who wishes to become something more, Ford is stalwart as only he can be, and Down is just too lovely to resist (it's hard to understand how her career ended up with the likes of Beastmaster 3: The Eye of Braxus and Death Wish 5: The Face of Death). All in all, a surprisingly enjoyable cinematic experience. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
who like positive human behavior in a really complex situation. In such case to watch the story is enjoyable.
I am afraid this falls into the category of films such as and U571 that paints a view of WW2 that the USA viewer would like to think actually happened but is sadly far from reality.
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Good movie...to bad that the plane action was so limited.Published 14 months ago by Jean Francois Barrette
I loved. As a matter of fact I work in a retirement home and I promised the residents I will be showing it this Thursday October 30,2014. They are looking forward to watch. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Suzie
Hanover Street is definitely one of Ford's finest movies ever! The movie is unfairly underrated and as a result very few have ever seen it. Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Amazon Customer
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