Closing the Ring

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Release Date:

  • August 1, 2008 - Limited

DVD: January 27, 2009

1h 59m | Drama, Romance

Inspired by true events, Closing the Ring is the story of an American with a lifetime of denial—and how the discovery of a gold ring on a distant Irish hillside brought her back to life.

In 1941 the wild and beautiful Ethel (Mischa Barton) is madly in love with Teddy (Stephen Amell). When war breaks out in Europe Teddy is sent off to war wearing a gold ring as a promise of their eternal love. When Teddy's bomber crashes, a young Irish boy is witness to Teddy's dying wish, to return the ring to Ethel and tell her she's free to choose another man to spend her life with. The frightened boy is unable to snatch the ring in time, and never speaks of the event again.

Now in 1991 the young boy, now in his sixties, returns to the site of the crash with a young man, Jimmy (Martin McCann). Finally finding the ring inscribed with Ethel's name, Jimmy is entrusted with the task of returning the ring to its rightful owner.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Jo Gilbert, Martin Katz, Richard Attenborough
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite, Brenda Fricker
Writer(s): Peter Woodward
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