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Hanover Street (1979)




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In this WWII romance, Harrison Ford (face-to-face with superstardom from his involvement in Star Wars) is cast as David Halloran, an American bomber pilot stationed in London. During an air raid, Halloran meets and falls in love with beautiful Briton Margaret Sellinger (Lesley-Anne Down). Naturally, Margaret is married, and just as naturally David hopes that this won't make too much difference in their relationship. But this is not to be: Halloran is assigned behind enemy lines on a dangerous assignment, and his partner in this endeavor is Margaret's husband, Paul (Christopher Plummer).more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Hyams
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 31, 2001
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Harrison Ford
as David Halloran
Lesley-Anne Down
as Margaret Sellinger
Christopher Plummer
as Paul Sellinger
Alec McCowen
as Maj. Trumbo
Richard Masur
as 2nd Lt. Jerry Cimino
Michael Sacks
as 2nd Lt. Martin Hyer
Patsy Kensit
as Sarah Sellinger
Max Wall
as Harry Pike
Shane Rimmer
as Col. Ronald Bart
Keith Buckley
as Lt. Wells
Di Trevis
as Elizabeth
Suzanne Bertish
as French Girl
Keith Alexander
as Soldier in Barn
Jay Benedict
as Cpl. Daniel Giler
John Ratzenberger
as Sgt. John Lucas
Eric Stine
as Farrell
Hugh Fraser
as Capt. Harold Lester
Kristine Howarth
as Hospital Volunteer
Shaun Scott
as Male Patient #1
Ronald Letham
as Male Patient #2
Lesley Ward
as The Nurse
Eugene Lipinski
as 1st German Clerk
Gary Waldhorn
as 2nd German Clerk
John Rees
as S.S. Sergeant
Seymour Matthews
as Soldier #1
Tony Sibbald
as Mechanic
George Pravda
as French Farmer
Harry Brooks Jr.
as S.S. Officer Staff C...
Eddie Kidd
as Motorcycle Jump Perf...
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Critic Reviews for Hanover Street

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | November 6, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Pedestrian, brooding WWII period film features stoic Harrison Ford.

June 1, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Plummer's earnest spy who is really the best among the cast, symapthetic yet clearly obsessed with his work

Full Review… | July 28, 2001

July 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Hanover Street

Action director Peter Hyams is out of his element with this melodramatic World War II drama, which consists mostly of an unlikely tryst between American soldier and British nurse. But I'm a fan of Harrison Ford as he was quite a hero in this late 1970's film.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

WWII romance that plays like a Mills and Boon novel. Ford and Down make a very handsome couple though, and the stiff upper-lipped derring do behind enemy lines is efficiently handled.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


The movie info isn't correct. Halloran isn't assigned to work behind enemy lines he is the pilot who is supposed to take an agent into the skies over occupied France and have him parachute out of his bomber. He ends up getting shot down and the agent and he are the only survivors. Halloran ends up working with Margaret's husband as a way to escape from the Germans and get back to England. There is a lot of good scenes in this movie but overall it is just your average war flick.

Mike Long

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