On a Clear Day


1h 39m 2005

Brief Synopsis

After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, no-nonsense Frank Redmond, a 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, Frank is without a job or a sense of direction, and is too proud to ask for guidance. His best mates--rascally Danny, timid

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Angel Studios; Baker Street Media Finance; Film Finances, Inc.; Focus Features; Hothouse Music; Icon Productions; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Isle Of Man Film; Isobel Griffiths, Ltd.; Malde & Company; Mcdonald & Rutter; Media Insurance Brokers; Reel Skill Film Cutting; Richard Moore; Royal Bank Of Scotland; Scottish Screen; Set Meals; Special Treats Productions; Universal Pictures; Videosonics Cinema Sound
Distribution Company
A-Film Distribution; Bioscop; CinTart; Focus Features; Frenetic Films; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Mk2 International; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Dover, England, United Kingdom; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Isle of Man

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, no-nonsense Frank Redmond, a 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, Frank is without a job or a sense of direction, and is too proud to ask for guidance. His best mates--rascally Danny, timid Norman, and cynical Eddie--are there for him, but Frank still feels desperately alone. An offhand remark from Danny inspires Frank to challenge himself. Already contemplating the state of his relationships with loving wife Joan and all-but-estranged son Rob, Frank is determined to shore up his own self-confidence. He will attempt the near-impossible--swimming the English Channel. As Frank plunges headlong into his new daily life, his astonished friends are swept along with him. Prodded by stalwart fish-and-chips shop owner Chan, the men support Frank, train him--and keep their goal secret from his wife and son. Frank is unable to confide in those closest to him, but as the big day and moment of truth draw near, there is a sea change. Frank's family confronts him, and he realizes that he must repair his strained family ties. As Frank and those closest to him discover--or re-discover--reserves of love and compassion, he realizes that he is also swimming from one part of his life to another.

Crew

Brian Adams

Carpenter

Luke Aikman

Stunt Man

Bill Allan

Executive Producer

Stuart Anderson

Loader

Ruth Atkinson

Script Supervisor

Phil Attfield

Digital Effects Artist

Joss Barratt

Photography

Chris Barrett

Music Engineer

Paul Beard

Visual Effects Producer

Robin Beard

Digital Effects Artist

Lee Beasley

Executive

Victoria Beattie

Casting

James Bellamy

Music

Hilary Benson

Line Producer

Becky Bentham

Music Supervisor

Mat Bergel

Props

Dorothy Berwin

Producer

Julie Bills

Camera Focus Puller

Sarah Bing

Legal Services

Owen Bleasdale

Foley Editor

Owen Bleasdale

Foley Recordist

Alex Borthwick

Painter

Phil Bowen

Construction Manager

Mary Brehony

Executive

Christopher Breslin

Carpenter

Peter Brill

Sound Recordist

Jennifer Brooks

Production

Karen Brotherston

Makeup Artist

Harry Bryce

Special Effects Technician

Pauline Burt

Executive

Stephen Burt

Location Manager

Nick Cain

Executive

Jim Cairns

Props

Neil Calder

Other

Michael Campbell

Assistant Location Manager

Paul Campbell

Props

Paul Campbell

Props

Richard Carless

Other

Tristan Carlisle-kitz

Props

Claire Chapman

Executive

Steve Christian

Executive Producer

Martha Coleman

Coproducer

Paul Connelly

Construction

Dean Cooke

Other

John Cooke

Coordinator

John Corbett

Electrician

Malcolm Corlett

Driver

Anita Cox

Executive

Gabe Cronnelly

Stunt Man

Lenny Crooks

Executive Producer

Elisa Cunningham

Costumes

Stewart Cunningham

Props

Hannah Curtis

Production

Paul Curtis

Other

Sarah Curtis

Producer

William Davies

Casting Associate

Peter Davis

Generator Operator

Lucie Day

Production Assistant

Paul Dix

Location Manager

Mark Dollery

Digital Effects

Aaron Douglas

Crane Grip

Alex Downie

Executive

Hilary Dugdale

Executive

Dave Dunkley

Other

Yvonne Dunn

Executive

Paul Dunphy

Driver

Polly Duval

Post-Production Supervisor

Penny Dyer

Dialogue Coach

Tim Dyer

Sound Department

Graham Easton

Other

Jim Edge

Unit Manager

Jim Edge

Security

Gordon Farlow

Painter

David Feakes

Stunt Double

Jamie Feliu-torres

Camera Focus Puller

Cherry Fiddaman

Production Accountant

Richard Fiddaman

Accounting Assistant

Emily Field

Assistant

Andrew Fingret

Legal Services

Angus Finlayson

Driver

Elaine Foster

Stand-In

Stephen Foster

Executive

Simon Frame

Visual Effects Producer

Spencer Friend

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Gallagher

Production Supervisor

Jeremy Gawade

Executive

Robert Gee

Painter

David Gerard

Sound Effects Editor

Barbara Gibson

Tutor

Caroline Grebbell

Art Director

Andrew Green

Music

Dan Green

Dubbing Mixer

Andy Greetham

Titles

Mike Grimes

Sound Effects Editor

Lee Groombridge

Production Assistant

Amelie Harper-gow

Wardrobe

Gwyneth Harrison

Medic

Iain Harrison

Rigging Grip

Martin Harrison

Assistant Director

Richard Hassall

Carpenter

Kate Hawley

Costume Designer

Emma Hayter

Executive Producer

Stewart Henderson

Adr Editor

Nick Hill

Executive Producer

Tom Hocking

Digital Effects Artist

Adrian Holland

Driver

Geoff Hook

Transportation

John Hughes

Painter

Sahar Ibrahim

Production

Nick Ingman

Music Conductor

Stewart Tidd James

Stunt Man

Tidd James

Stunt Man

Miha Jaramaz

Sound Effects Editor

Faith Jenkinson

Other

Caroline Johnson

Executive

David Johnson

Director Of Photography

Hugh Johnson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tim Johnson

Legal Services

Iain Johnstone

Grip

Sean Jones

Driver

Lizzie Judd

Makeup Artist

Jessica Kantor

Production Assistant

Jessica Kantor

Assistant

Alexandra Keen

Business Affairs

Mike Keggen

Other

Tom Keggen

Other

Martin Kelly

Assistant Art Director

Mike Kingston

Other

Robbie Kirkpatrick

Production

Steve Kitchen

Gaffer

Alison Lai

Loader

Melissa Lake

Foley Artist

Justin Lange

Production Assistant

Justin Lange

Assistant

James Lantry

Sound Department

Anna Lau

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael Scott Law

Stunts

Isaac Layish

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Leese

Production Designer

James Leitch

Coach

Richard Lever

Executive

Mike Lewis

Transportation Captain

Emma Lightbody

Executive

Ingrid Litman

Production Supervisor

Gareth Llewellyn

Dubbing Mixer

Amy Lo

Associate Producer

Shu Lorimer

Camera Trainee

Miriam Ludbrook

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Claire Macdonald

Art Department

Anne Maclennan

Other

Sirish Malde

Auditor

Heather Mansfield

Executive

Alastair Mason

Boom Operator

William Maxwell

Construction

Andy Mayson

Executive Producer

Adrian Mccarthy

Grip

Victoria Mcdowell

Visual Effects Producer

Ella Mcgee

Assistant

Bill Mckellar

Transportation

Ossie Mclean

Camera Operator

Anna Mcpherson

Production Secretary

Peter Melemendjian

Dubbing Mixer

Sharon Menzies

Business Affairs

Christos Michaels

Business Affairs

Milo Miles

Other

Liz Miller

Unit Publicist

Mark Milsome

Camera Operator

Richard Moore

Production Insurance

Dave Morrison

Grip

Ronnie Morrison

Coordinator

Richard Moxon

Legal Services

Mits Mumitswarra

Camera Assistant

Peter Naish

Executive

Ian Nicholls

Other

Dorka Nieradzik

Hair

Dorka Nieradzik

Makeup Designer

Kevin O'brien

Steadicam Operator

Jim O'donnell

Painter

Bernard O'reilly

Sound Effects Editor

Rose Octon

Makeup

Rashid Omar

Sound Recordist

Greg Orphandides

Stunt Double

Bob Orr

Property Master

Gruff Owen

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Parker

Transportation

Heidi Finn Parker

Transportation

Rodney Patterson

Grip

Tonia Pearson

Assistant

Tom Pegg

Digital Effects Artist

Lee Porter

Art Department

Jeremy Price

Supervising Sound Editor

Michael Queen

Assistant Director

Burt Reynolds

Other

Dave Richards

Other

Nick Rideout

Special Effects Supervisor

Terry Rob

Electrician

Alex Robertson

Construction

Julia Robinson

Loader

Juliette Robson

Casting

Alex Rose

Screenplay

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Angel Studios; Baker Street Media Finance; Film Finances, Inc.; Focus Features; Hothouse Music; Icon Productions; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Isle Of Man Film; Isobel Griffiths, Ltd.; Malde & Company; Mcdonald & Rutter; Media Insurance Brokers; Reel Skill Film Cutting; Richard Moore; Royal Bank Of Scotland; Scottish Screen; Set Meals; Special Treats Productions; Universal Pictures; Videosonics Cinema Sound
Distribution Company
A-Film Distribution; Bioscop; CinTart; Focus Features; Frenetic Films; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Mk2 International; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Dover, England, United Kingdom; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Isle of Man

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States April 14, 2006

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States on Video July 11, 2006

Released in United States Spring April 7, 2006

Feature directorial debut for Gabrielle Dellal.

Focus Features acquired North American distribution rights at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for a reported $2 million.

Released in United States 2005 (World Cinema Competition)

Released in United States Spring April 7, 2006

Expanded Release in United States April 14, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 11, 2006