PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.
It took quite a long time to find a filming location that could pass for Taff's Well in 1910; the original location (where the true story came from), to the north of Cardiff, now has several large wind turbines and electricity pylons prominently placed, and the village is surrounded by a modern industrial estate.
For some odd reason, lost in the mists of time, there's an extraordinary shortage of last names in Wales. Almost everyone seems to be a Williams, a Jones, or an Evans. To avoid widespread confusion, Welsh people often add an occupation to a name. ...
When walking down the mountain, after the final measurement, Anson does not have the quadrant that he must have used to measure the mountain.
The US Home video version runs 96 minutes and has the notice "edited for content" at the beginning. It is rated PG.
$2,811,355 14 May 1995