Closing the Ring

Synopsis: In 1943, A dying gunner, who was in a crash involving a United States B-17, gives a ring to a local to return to his girlfriend in the USA. Fifty years later, a man finds the ring and tracks down the girlfriend and the history of this ring. Set in Belfast and Michigan.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Alliance Atlantis
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Our God is marching on

Glory, glory, hallelujah

Glory, glory, hallelujah

Glory, glory, hallelujah

His truth is marching on

In the beauty of the lilies

Christ was born across the sea

With a glory in His bosom

that transfigures you and me

As He died to make men holy,

let us die to make men free

While God is marching on

Glory, glory, hallelujah

Glory, glory, hallelujah

Glory, glory, hallelujah

His truth is marching on

Please be seated.

Chuck always said to me,


you talk too much".

So he'd be pleased

that his beloved daughter, Marie,

is going to say a few words.

I know that daddy

would be very pleased to see

so many veterans here today.

Especially members of

the 401st Bomber Group.

I guess he would want to talk

I guess he would want me

to talk about his life...

...and about the most

important thing in his life,

his love for my mother.

He was a brave man

in wartime in his lifetime,

and in the long illness

that led to his death.

But his was an unspoken bravery.

His heroism was as quiet

and as constant as he was.

Many loved him.

You don't smoke.

I thought I'd take it up again.

You should be in there, you know.

I know what she's gonna say.

I just can't sit there and

listen to all of that.

I understand.

Only you would understand.

I'm really sorry.

No need to.

It was his time to go.

No, I mean about being late.

I mean I'm sorry about that too,

I mean, about him...

It's all gassed up, dad.

It's ready to go.


Sure you want this?

He would.

You won't remember daddy

for what he said.

As you know, he didn't say much.

He never spoke to me

about the past,

about the war and

about his medals.

Not even once.

He felt that a man should be

judged for his work...

...and for the way

that he led his life.

Marie will be upset that you

missed her eulogy.

I don't think Marie cares

either way if I'm there.

Your husband was a fine man.


You'll miss him very much.


Well, I know you loved him, so

He never believed that, Peter.

All the years I wore this ring

we never talked much about love.

Would you like me to

take you back inside?


They'll roll him out

when they're through.

At least he has a grave.



Bloody hell!

What the devil do you mean,

creeping up on me like that?

What you digging for?

Who the hell are you?

I'm Jimmy.

Eleanor Reilly's wee lad?

I know you.

She's my granny.

My mum went away

she is back any time now.

Does your granny know

you're up here?

Don't know.

Well, you go home

Tell her Mr Quinlan said you're

not to come up here again.

This is a dangerous place,

do you not know that?

The Army is here all the time.

If it's not them,

it's the Republicans,

the bloody IRA.

So what are you doing here then?

None of your bloody business!

You're digging something.

I dig here sometimes

for my granny.

I can keep a secret, you know.

You tell me one secret

you've ever kept.

My granny keeps photographs.

In her dressing-table.

You what?

From the war Americans.

And that's your secret, is it?


Well, it's not any more,

you halfwit!

You just told me.

But you asked.

Do you want to spend your whole

life being a complete eejit?

No wonder your mammy buggered off.

Oh, sh*t!


Come on, back up here.

Give me a hand

Come on

And listen don't you

tell your granny.

Promise... Cross my heart.


What is it?


The past, boy.

The past.

That's a Harvard.

Here he comes.

That's Jack.

Is that your crazy father?

It's a tradition, Marie.

God, you're as stupid as he is.

Flies beautiful, doesn't it?

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Peter Woodward

Peter Woodward (born 24 January 1956) is an English actor, stuntman and screenwriter. He is probably best known for his role as Galen in the Babylon 5 spin-offs Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, Crusade and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales. He is also known for his role as British Army Brigadier General Charles O'Hara in The Patriot. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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