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The Supergrass (1985)

While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dennis Carter
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Lesley Reynolds
Peter Richardson ...
Harvey Duncan
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Det. Sgt. Troy
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Gunter
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Wong
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Andrea
Daniel Peacock ...
Jim Jarvis
Ronald Allen ...
Commander Robertson
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Motorbike Cop
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Constable Collins
Patrick Durkin ...
Constable Franks
Marika Rivera ...
Bed and Breakfast Landlady (as Marika Riviera)
Rita Treisman ...
Mrs. Carter
Al Pillay ...
Mary (as Lana Pellay)
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Storyline

While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any interest from the girl, the police take a great interest in his story. From this point on, Dennis digs a deeper hole for himself at every turn. Written by Simon Rowell <srowell@tiac.net>

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Dennis makes me wanna kill myself, but I'm scared I'll burn in hell if I do ~Harvey

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5 February 1988 (USA)  »

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The Comic Strip Presents The Supergrass  »

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Trivia

This is the only film scored by Keith Tippett. See more »

Goofs

The final overheard shot of Troy walking the breakwater, as the waves pound him, shows that he has actually turned around and heading back the way he had come, as the same background (with ladder rungs heading down to the beach) is visible briefly that he was originally walking towards. See more »

Quotes

Lesley Reynolds: What about Jim?
Troy: Oh, little Squealer here stuck a knife in his neck, didn't you?
Dennis Carter: Don't be stupid!
[Troy kicks him off the bed]
Troy: Pardon?
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References Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Tribes
Written by Holly Johnson, Mark O'Toole and Peter Gill
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd
Courtesy of ZTT Records
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The Supergrass, alternative comedy at its best
13 April 2015 | by (liverpool) – See all my reviews

By far the most entertaining film I have ever seen. The first time I watched it I was around 16 and found it quite boring, but laughed very loudly at one scene. Used to go pictures most nights back in the day as they had an offer on £1 every night. Nothing else on the next night so watched The Supergrass again, cried laughing second time and went to see it every night for a week.

I have probably seen this film over 40 times over the years and still cry laughing, absolute genius KEEP WATCHING it gets funnier every time. This type of comedy only comes around once in a lifetime.

My favorite films include: Once Upon A Time In America, Weird Science, Saturday night Fever-Staying alive-Grease, Scarface, Faceoff, Pulp Fiction The Goonies, Batman Returns, The Life of Brian, Superbad, The Kingsmen, Rita Sue and Bob too, Me Myself and I, The Other Guys.


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