The Theory of Flight

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Summary: A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be de-flowered before her death. The man, struggling to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend, declines but offers to help pay for a gigolo to do the deed. The following events play off the inherent comedy and drama of the circumstances.


Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated R for sexuality and language
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 9, 1999
Director Credit
Paul Greengrass Director
Writer Credit
Richard Hawkins Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Helena Bonham Carter Jane Hatchard
Kenneth Branagh Richard
Cast Credit
Aneirin Hughes Doctor
Daryl Beeton Club Organiser
Frances Lima Julie's Colleague
Gemma Jones Anne
Holly Aird Julie
Jill James Mrs. Allen
Olivia Copner Ballet Dancer
Ray Stevenson Gigolo
Robert Blythe Farmer
Ruth Jones Becky
Sarah Copner Ballet Dancer
Sian Naiomi Volunteer
Sue Jones-Davies Catharine
Producer Credit
Anant Singh Producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Helena Spring Producer
Paul Janssen Co-Producer
Ruth Caleb Producer
Sanjeev Singh Co-Producer
Shan Davies Line Producer
Sudhir Pragjee Co-Producer
Tracey Scoffield Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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