Act of Will

Overview

Made for British television, Act of Will focuses on three generations of women in a proud, indomitable family. Australian-born director Don Sharp brings to his soap-opera material the same energy and vitality that he'd previously lavished on such theatrical features as Kiss of the Vampire 1963 and Hennessy 1985. Since a portion of the production money was ponied up by Hollywood, American actor Peter Coyote is given a crucial role in the World War II sequences. Among the distaff cast members are the always welcome...
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Overview

Made for British television, Act of Will focuses on three generations of women in a proud, indomitable family. Australian-born director Don Sharp brings to his soap-opera material the same energy and vitality that he'd previously lavished on such theatrical features as Kiss of the Vampire 1963 and Hennessy 1985. Since a portion of the production money was ponied up by Hollywood, American actor Peter Coyote is given a crucial role in the World War II sequences. Among the distaff cast members are the always welcome Jean Marsh Upstairs, Downstairs, Victoria Tennant the former Mrs. Steve Martin and Elizabeth Hurley who, as of this writing at least, is the girlfriend of Hugh Grant. Act of Will received its widest American exposure on public and cable television.
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Special Features

Interview with Barbara Taylor Bradford; Interview with Piers Dudgeon, biographer of Barbara Taylor Bradford; Scene selection; Trailer selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/3/2006
  • UPC: 844628010405
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tango Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 4:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 73,662

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel Robertson
Lynsey Baxter Jane
Peter Coyote Miles
Serena Gordon Gwen
Elizabeth Hurley Christina
Jean Marsh Eliza
Victoria Tennant Audra
Kevin McNally Vincent
Judy Parfitt Alicia Drummond
Technical Credits
Don Sharp Director
Victor Glynn Producer
Barrie Guard Score Composer
Ian Warren Producer
Frank Watts Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Act of Will, Disc 1
1. Front Credits [1:00]
2. A Matter of Will [10:56]
3. The Fever Hospital [9:47]
4. Christmas Dance [9:35]
5. Don't Look [9:30]
6. Married Life [9:38]
7. Can't Stop [9:03]
8. Legal Action [10:11]
9. What Is It? [13:04]
10. Coming Home [9:15]
11. Eight Years Later [9:19]
Disc #2 -- Act of Will, Disc 2
1. War Is Over [11:25]
2. Seems Lonely [8:57]
3. How Is She? [10:19]
4. Surprise Visit [10:13]
5. Still No Word [11:26]
6. Flowers Say All [9:13]
7. First Grandchild [10:58]
8. America [10:39]
9. Three Years Later [8:28]
10. Been Delayed [8:12]
11. End Credits [1:33]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Act of Will, Disc 1
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Extras
      Piers Dudgeon Interview, Biographer of Barbara Taylor Bradford
      Barbara Taylor Bradford Interview
      Picture Gallery
      Act of Will Promo
      Voice of the Heart Promo
Disc #2 -- Act of Will, Disc 2
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
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