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The Supergrass (1985)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 February 1988 (USA)
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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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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
Alexei Sayle ...
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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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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The Comic Strip Presents The Supergrass  »

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The film was released in 1985 which was the first year after a number of the cast's popular TV comedy show The Young Ones (1982) had ended in 1984. See more »

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Commander Robertson: Ah, I'd like you to meet these two police undercover officers, Dennis. This is Harvey Duncan, who'll be acting as your miinder, and this is Policewoman Lesley Reynolds, who'll be going as your girlfriend.
Dennis Carter: That's not my girlfriend!
Commander Robertson: She is now!
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Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

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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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Great film but what about the picture ratio
23 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Great 1980s Comic Strip comedy set in the South West of England. It is a tale of sex, drugs, cream teas and murder by the seaside. Adrian Edmondson, French and Saunders, Nigel Planer (hilarious in drag) and Robbie Coltrane play a part. Dennis (Edmondson) tries to impress girlfriend by boasting he is involved in a multi-million pounds drug deal. This leads to complications with hilarious results. I am trying to find out the original picture ratio for this film but it does not appear under 'Technical Aspects' of the IMDb site. I spotted the DVD in the shop and it appears to be in 1.33:1 (full screen) format. Was the film shot in this ratio or was it originally a widescreen film with a pan and scan DVD? It would be useful to know as I hate pan and scan films. So come on IMDb. Could you find out for us?


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