5.0/10
155
9 user 1 critic

Car Trouble (1986)

R | | Comedy | 28 February 1986 (UK)
In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow, Barbara Ferris
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch
Buster (1988)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.

Director: David Green
Stars: Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Gerald is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing anything about his ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Monger
Stars: Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, Paul Freeman
Breathtaking (2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A beautiful psychiatrist befriends an abused patient, ultimately leading to lust and murder.

Director: David Green
Stars: Joanne Whalley, Lorraine Pilkington, Neil Dudgeon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Goodhew
Stars: Julie Walters, Rupert Graves, Matthew Walker
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the 19th century London, a young girl falls for a famous womanizing criminal and they decide to get married. Her family strongly disapproves so her father "the king of thieves" gets the gangster arrested.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Harris, Julia Migenes
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Eight women attend one of Britain's toughest survival schools to challenge themselves and conquer their fears. They learn that there is more to survival than passing the course.

Director: John Goldschmidt
Stars: Julie Walters, Anthony Higgins, Jane Evers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

Director: Michael Austin
Stars: Richard E. Grant, Denholm Elliott, Julie Walters
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jacqueline
...
Gerald
Vincent Riotta ...
Kevin (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
...
Reg Sampson
...
Maureen
Dave Hill ...
Bill
...
Frederick
Vanessa Knox-Mawer ...
Judy Monk
Roger Hume ...
Mr. Hollybush
Veronica Clifford ...
Mrs. Hollybush
Laurence Harrington ...
Mr. Standish
John Blundell ...
Mechanic 1
Jeff Hall ...
Mechanic 2
...
Man with Dog
Sheila Bernette ...
Wife
Edit

Storyline

In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 1986 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Car trouble  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Hearts Of Fire (Car Trouble)
Written by Lea Maalfrid
Performed by Meat Loaf
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

hmmm
10 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think you have to have a certain warped sense of humour to enjoy this! Julie Walters plays a bored wife who seeks a bit of excitement in a car salesman bit of rough after several years of marriage to the boring Gerald (Ian Charleson, on pretty good form in a film he seems to have been proud of). There is a rather intriguing twist in how horny wife and horny salesman get found out (!).

'Car Trouble' is funny in fits and starts but it really does go too far in places. It is hardly a British classic (although it has now made its appearance on budget DVD in the UK) but if you like that kind of thing, it does mindless comedy pretty well. Interestingly, Walters and Charleson were working together on stage in Sam Shepard's 'Fool for Love' around the same time as this was made so this was probably just a daft sideline for them.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?