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Mad Little Island (1958)

Rockets Galore (original title)
Inhabitants of a small island in the Atlantic resist their government's plan to make their home a missile base.

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Jeannie Carson ...
Janet Macleod
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Hugh Mander
Roland Culver ...
Catherine Lacey ...
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Father James
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Air Commodore Watchorn
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Duncan Ban
Jean Cadell ...
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Alex Mackenzie ...
Joseph Macleod
Carl Jaffe ...
Dr. Hamburger
Nicholas Phipps ...
Andrew Wishart
Jameson Clark ...
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Drooby
James Copeland ...
Kenny McLeod
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Inhabitants of a small island in the Atlantic resist their government's plan to make their home a missile base.

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And How About Our Friend?
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Music by Douglas Gamley
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A big disappointment
29 June 2006 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

Having seen the wonderful Whisky Galore shortly before I watched this, I turned the TV on expecting more of the same. Unfortunately this is not the case. I suppose taken on it's own merits it's not too bad, but for me it just had too many things wrong with it.

The casting for example. Apart from Gordon Jackson and maybe one or two others none of the cast from Whisky Galore makes a return appearance even though many of the characters are the same. One almost suspects the producers of just not trying hard enough to get the old cast back together.

However, the actor Duncan Macrae did come back but the producers committed the cardinal sin by casting him in a different role to the one he played in Whisky Galore. If you're going to have the same actor at least have him play the same part, otherwise just get someone else. This holds especially true for this film, which to be honest was made solely on the back of it's predecessor being so successful.

A major disappointment all round.


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