On a Clear Day

On a Clear Day

Director: Gaby Dellal Cast: Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, Sean McGinley

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Overview

A middle-aged man gives himself the challenge of a lifetime in this comedy drama from the U.K. Frank (Peter Mullan) has spent most of his 55 years working the same job in the shipyards of Glasgow until he's fired after business tapers off and technology makes his position unnecessary. While Frank tries to put on a brave face, he has no idea of what to do next or what sort of work he should find. Frank's embarrassment gets much worse when he applies for unemployment benefits, only to discover his sister-in-law Angela (Jodhi May) is working behind the corner. As Frank's anxiety grows worse, he begins having panic attacks, leading to sympathy from his wife, Joan (Brenda Blethyn), and son, Rob (Jamie Sives), which only makes him feel more humiliated. One of Frank's few respites from his troubles are his regular visits to a nearby community swimming pool, where he does laps with his pals Eddie (Sean McGinley), Norman (Ron Cook), and Danny (Billy Boyd). One day, one of them jokes about the possibility of swimming the English Channel, which is only 21 miles across at its narrowest point near Dover. However, Frank doesn't think the idea is so silly, and begins training to make the journey; while at first his family and friends think he's gone mad, his plans give him a drive and a sense of purpose he hasn't had since losing his job.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2006
UPC: 0025192885228
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 47,619

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Mullan Frank
Brenda Blethyn Joan
Sean McGinley Eddie
Jamie Sives Rob
Billy Boyd Danny
Ron Cook Norman
Jodhi May Angela
Benedict Wong Chan
Anne Marie Timoney Michelle
Shaun Dingwall Observer
Tony Roper Merv The Perv
Paul Ritter Mad Bob

Technical Credits
Gaby Dellal Director
Bill Allan Executive Producer
Dorothy Berwin Producer
Peter Brill Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Christian Executive Producer
Martha Coleman Co-producer
Lenny Crooks Executive Producer
Sarah Curtis Producer
Caroline Grebbell Art Director
Martin Harrison Asst. Director
Kate Hawley Costumes/Costume Designer
Emma Hayter Executive Producer
Nick Hill Executive Producer
David Johnson Cinematographer
Mark Leese Production Designer
Amy Lo Associate Producer
Andy Mayson Executive Producer
Alex Rose Screenwriter
Alex Rose Screenwriter
Robin Sales Editor
Gail Stevens Casting
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- On a Clear Day
1. Out of Work [5:27]
2. Looking for a Job [4:31]
3. Running Scared [5:13]
4. A New Challenge [5:36]
5. Loyalty [4:41]
6. In Training [5:01]
7. Not So Easy [4:17]
8. Moral Support [6:03]
9. Beached [4:21]
10. Troubled Waters [5:32]
11. Mad Bob [4:05]
12. Lies [4:51]
13. Who's to Blame? [6:06]
14. Never Give Up [5:10]
15. Happy Days [5:03]
16. Good Luck [3:52]
17. The Journey Begins [4:40]
18. Against the Tide [5:06]
19. On Firm Ground [5:07]
20. End Titles [3:44]

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