The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, But Came Down a Mountain

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Released 1999

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Director:
Christopher Monger
Released:
1999
Rating:
PG
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, But Came Down a Mountain is a 1995 British comedy starring Hugh Grant. In 1917, during World War I, British mapmakers Reginald Anson (Hugh Grant) and George Garrad (Ian McNeice) arrive in the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw as part of the war effort to measure the landscape. The locals take pride in their town's distinctive "first mountain inside of Wales" and are dismayed when the two outsiders' preliminary measurements qualify it as a hill, falling 20 feet short of qualifying by the British cartography standard of 1,000 feet. The proud townspeople determine that they must find a way to heighten their beloved landmark and must also keep the Englishmen around before they can send their survey to officials. The eccentric villagers from innkeeper Morgan the Goat (Colm Meaney) to the lovely Elizabeth (Tara Fitzgerald) all conspire to outwit the Brits and keep their notable place in Wales history intact.
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    Comedy, Drama

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    Historical, Romantic Comedy