Swallows and Amazons Movie

Swallows and Amazons movie poster

Four children (The Swallows) go on a sailing adventure to an island where they encounter a rival group of kids (The Amazons). Rivalry quickly turns to comradery when pirate threaten all they hold dear.

Who's Involved:

Andrew Scott, Kelly MacDonald, Rafe Spall, Philippa Lowthorpe, Nick Barton, Andrea Gibb

Release Date:

Friday, July 14, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr, 36 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Follows four children who dream of escaping from the tedium of a summer holiday. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they arrive, they discover they may not be alone and a desperate yet whimsical battle for ownership of the island ensues, where both skill and luck play a hand. Simultaneously, the dangers of an adult world, on the brink of war, encroach on their paradise and intertwine with their lives, in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner. The children must ban together from both groups, learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the all-important value of friendship to save a family member.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Swallows and Amazons

A look at the Swallows and Amazons behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Philippa Lowthorpe last directed Misbehaviour. The film's writer Andrea Gibb last wrote Dear Frankie.


Andrea Gibb


Nick Barton

Production Companies

BBC Films

Harbour Pictures

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Production: What we know about Swallows and Amazons

Key Facts

  1. Based on Arthur Ransome's novel of the same name.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 18, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 29, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Rafe Spall will star in a new adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s novel.

On or about May 17, 2011, the film was in Announced status.

Swallows and Amazons Release Date: When was it released?

Swallows and Amazons was released in 2017 on Friday, July 14, 2017 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including War for the Planet of the Apes, To the Bone and Wish Upon.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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