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A working-class English boy who has been fortunate enough to be accepted into a posh private university struggles to realize his lifelong dream while simultaneously winning the heart of the girl he loves in a romantic, bittersweet comedy directed by Tom Vaughan and starring James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, and Charles Dance. The time is the mid-'80s, and the University Challenge phenomenon is sweeping through England. Despite his underprivileged background, Essex boy Brian Jackson McAvoy knows that he has what it ...
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Overview

A working-class English boy who has been fortunate enough to be accepted into a posh private university struggles to realize his lifelong dream while simultaneously winning the heart of the girl he loves in a romantic, bittersweet comedy directed by Tom Vaughan and starring James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, and Charles Dance. The time is the mid-'80s, and the University Challenge phenomenon is sweeping through England. Despite his underprivileged background, Essex boy Brian Jackson McAvoy knows that he has what it takes to make it to the finals on one of the most popular programs in all of England. Upon being accepted into Bristol, the ambitious young student soon tries out for the school's University Challenge team, and set the gears of his ultimate fantasy into motion. Effectively estranged from his single-parent mother Catherine Tate just for being accepted into the school, Brian soon gets set to cross yet another class line when he becomes smitten with his beautiful University Challenge teammate and attempts to woo her into his arms her with his formidable advanced general knowledge skills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2008
  • EAN: 5051429701042
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Ais
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 98,972

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James McAvoy Brian Jackson
Alice Eve Alice Harbinson,
Rebecca Hall , Rebecca Epstein
Catherine Tate Julie Jackson
Dominic Cooper Spencer
Benedict Cumberbatch Patrick
James Corden Tone
Mark Gatiss Bamber Gascoigne
Charles Dance Michael Harbinson
Lindsay Duncan Rose Harbinson
Technical Credits
Tom Vaughan Director
Deva Anderson Musical Direction/Supervision
Michelle Chydzik Sowa Executive Producer
Tony Dawe Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Goetzman Producer
Nina Gold Casting
Nick Gottschalk Art Director
Sarah Greenwood Production Designer
Tom Hanks Producer
Jon Harris Editor
Pippa Harris Producer
Guy Heeley Asst. Director
Nathalie Marciano Executive Producer
Sam Mendes Executive Producer
Charlotte Morris Costumes/Costume Designer
Blake Neely Score Composer
David Nicholls Screenwriter
Heather Persons Editor
Mary Richards Co-producer
Delphine Robertson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Steven Shareshian Executive Producer
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