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The Likely Lads (1976)

 |  Comedy  |  2 April 1976 (UK)
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Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »

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Edith Collier
Gordon Griffin ...
Cyril Collier
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Les Ferris
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Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated from the women. Thelma mistakenly accuses Bob of infidelity and their row is heard publicly as they are in a van with the P.A. still switched on. Bob and Terry then holiday without the girls and,in a hotel at Whitley Bay,score with both the landlady and her daughter but have to make a hurried,trouserless,exit. Terry decides to emigrate and Bob joins him for a farewell drink on board his ship. However Terry changes his mind at the last minute and disembarks, realising too late that Bob is still on board and heading for Bahrain. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Emotion blazes across the big screen as Bob and Terry knock down the frontiers of human knowledge and Newcastle ale.

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Trivia

Rodney Bewes stated that during the filming of this movie, James Bolam made personal remarks against him, and they have not spoken since. See more »

Goofs

Thelma opens the door to Terry's flat by pulling the key through the letterbox to let herself in. As she does so, the shot changes to an interior one, where the key is still hanging on the inside with no time for her to have replaced it. See more »

Quotes

Terry Collier: That's just one of life's bitter ironies Bob.
Bob: I suffer a lot from those.
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Connections

Spun-off from Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973) See more »

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Remember When
Lyrics by Ian La Frenais
Music by Mike Hugg
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Funny yet poignant
20 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Based on a popular UK comedy series, this film concerns two men, former schoolboy friends now approaching middle age, living in the industrial North-East of England. One has "got on" and runs a small building firm, the other is a dissolute drifter. Though often extremely funny, the film, shot in wintry North-East landscapes, also conveys a sense of wasted lives and unfulfilled hopes.


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