Revolution (1985 film)
|Directed by||Hugh Hudson|
|Produced by||Irwin Winkler|
|Written by||Robert Dillon|
|Music by||John Corigliano|
|Editing by||Stuart Baird|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date(s)||25 December 1985|
|Running time||126 minutes (theatrical)
115 minutes (DVD version)
|Box office||$358,574 (US)|
- Al Pacino - Tom Dobb
- Donald Sutherland - Sgt. Maj. Peasy
- Nastassja Kinski - Daisy McConnahay
- Joan Plowright - Mrs. McConnahay
- Dave King - Mr. McConnahay
- Steven Berkoff - Sgt. Jones
- John Wells - Corty
- Annie Lennox - Liberty Woman
- Dexter Fletcher - Ned Dobb
- Sid Owen - Young Ned Dobb
The film was produced by the British company Goldcrest, and was filmed largely in the old dock area of the English port town of King's Lynn. Main battles scenes were filmed at Burrator reservoir on Dartmoor in Devon and on the coastal cliff top near Challabought Bay, South Devon where a wooden fort was built. Military extras were recruited from ex-servicemen mainly from the Plymouth, South Devon, area.
Revolution cost $28 million to make, and proved to be a box-office disaster, only grossing $346,761 in the United States. It currently holds a rating of 8% critical approval at Rotten Tomatoes.
It was also nominated for four Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actor and Worst Musical Score. The movie won a Stinkers Bad Movie Awards for Worst Picture. Pacino's film career subsequently went into a four-year hiatus until 1989's Sea of Love.
DVD release Revolution Revisited 
The 2009 DVD release of the film, called Revolution: Revisited, has an added narration by Al Pacino. Ten minutes of footage from the original film is cut. A special feature is included: a conversation with Al Pacino and director Hugh Hudson discussing the film being rushed into release by the studio (primarily Goldcrest films), being trashed by the critics, and other issues relating to making and releasing Revolution.
- "Revolution (1985)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "1985 8th Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinkers Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
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- Solomons, Jason (22 March 2009). "Director Hugh Hudson on the shooting of Revolution with Al Pacino". The Guardian.
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