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Rentadick (1972)

| Comedy, Crime
Armitage runs a chemical company that is on the verge of producing a gas that causes temporary disability. Clearly the military want it but it is also sought by a group of Japanese. Both ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Booth ...
Simon Hamilton
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Miles Gannet
Julie Ege ...
Utta Armitage
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Major Upton
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Jeffrey Armitage
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Madam Greenfly
Kenneth Cope ...
West
John Wells ...
Owltruss
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Customs officer
Winnie Holman ...
Maid
Patsy Crowther ...
Old Lady
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Chauffeuse
Michael Rothwell ...
Removal Man
Michael Sharvell-Martin ...
Removal Man
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Hobbs
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Armitage runs a chemical company that is on the verge of producing a gas that causes temporary disability. Clearly the military want it but it is also sought by a group of Japanese. Both Armitage and Madam Greenfly hire different people in the same detective agency to guard the gas and steal it respectively... confusion, double crosses and hilarity ensue... Written by bob the moo

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The original script, titled "Rentasleuth", was written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman. However, the pair left the project and, having seen the finished film, asked for their names to be removed. The film therefore has an "additional material by" credit, but no main screenplay credit. See more »

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Utta Armitage: Tell me for humanity's sake: how many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Rentadick
(Title Song)
Music by Carl Davis
Lyrics by Ned Sherrin and Caryl Brahms
Sung by Dave Dee and The King's Singers
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Avoid at all costs
19 May 2001 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

This abomination, which was written by John Cleese and friends, represents the very low point of English film making. Leaving aside the excesses of the 1970's, this is a racist, sexist, and very unfunny movie with so little plot it is amazing.

Re-arrange your sock drawer instead. The time would be better spent.


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