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28 February 1986 (UK) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Julie Walters ... Jacqueline

Ian Charleson ... Gerald

Vincent Riotta ... Kevin (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Stratford Johns ... Reg Sampson
Hazel O'Connor ... Maureen
Dave Hill ... Bill
Anthony O'Donnell ... 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
Roy Barraclough ... Man with Dog
Sheila Bernette ... Wife
Sally Hughes ... Check-In Girl

Haydn Gwynne ... Ticket Girl
Charles Cook ... Policeman 1
Kit Jackson ... Policeman 2
Roger Blake ... Policeman 3
Roy Heather ... Ambulanceman 1
Michael Mears ... Ambulanceman 2
Dave Arlen ... Fireman 1
Michael Melia ... Fireman 2
Winston Crooke ... Tow Truck Driver
Betty Romaine ... Old Woman
Dave Cooper ... Man in Pub
Simon Vyvyan ... Tarquin
Justin Clark ... Jimmy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Ismay ... Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Green 
 
Writing credits
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A.J. Tipping 
James Whaley 

Produced by
Greg Di Santis .... producer
Judith Goldfarb .... co-executive producer
Howard Malin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Bastow 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Garfath 
 
Film Editing by
Barry Reynolds 
 
Production Design by
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski 
 
Art Direction by
Celia Barnett 
 
Makeup Department
Stevie Hall .... hair stylist
Vivien Placks .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Cotton .... second assistant director
Kevin Westley .... third assistant director
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Karen Brookes .... production buyer
Jane Bruce .... set dresser
Rob Cox .... stand-by stagehand
John Haugh .... stand-by carpenter
Bob Hedges .... property master
Mark Hedges .... stand-by prop
Peter Hedges .... propman
Michael Packer .... propman
Bob Starrett .... stand-by painter
George Weller .... stand-by stagehand
 
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Geoff R. Brown .... sound editor
John Chandler .... sound maintenance
Colin Codner .... boom operator
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor
David Old .... dubbing mixer
Aad Wirtz .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ian Scoones .... special effects
Andrew Thompson .... special effects technician
Chris Verner .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
Tip Tipping .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Blake .... best boy
Tom Collins .... still photographer
Trevor Coop .... camera operator
John Deaton .... first assistant camera
Derek Gattrell .... gaffer (as Derek Gatrell)
Jim Monks .... camera grip
Graham Newton .... electrician
Fraser Taggart .... clapper loader
Bill Wolohan .... stand-by rigger
Jimmy Worley .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Peter Christelis .... assistant editor
Peter Christian Clark .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chris Dibble .... music recordist
Pete Lawton .... music coordinator
Roger Watson .... music coordinator
Ray Williams .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Edward Harris .... production runner
Sheila Lazarus .... production accountant
Rachel Neale .... location manager
Sarah O'Brien .... production coordinator
Kim Potter .... production assistant
Jane Scott .... assistant accountant
Stan Wakefield .... production executive
Jackie Williams .... continuity
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
 

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89 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Black Comedy at it's best, 8 March 2007
Author: merklekranz from United States

From the moment Gerald buys his dream car, his nightmares begin. Worrying about his wife getting a powdery residue on the dashboard while cleaning it, her total misunderstanding the difference between a cigar lighter and a radio knob, are the least of his concerns as she proceeds to wreck havoc with the ill-fated Jaguar. This movie might require several viewings to catch all of the subtle humor. In fact, it actually gets better with multiple viewings. His descent into insanity is well justified as theirs is the ultimate marriage heading for disaster. Only "War of the Roses" could perhaps surpass the wonderful dark humor of "Car Trouble". Highly recommended and a solid 10.0. - MERK

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