MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 18,306 this week

The Supergrass (1985)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 February 1988 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 415 users  
Reviews: 11 user

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 01 May 2011
 
a list of 57 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 374 titles
created 18 Jan 2013
 
a list of 285 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 424 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Supergrass" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Supergrass (1985)

The Supergrass (1985) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Supergrass.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer
Believe Nothing (TV Series 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Maloney, Emily Bruni
Girls on Top (1985–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England.

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Antony Sher, Christian Slater
Bottom (1991–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell
The Young Ones (1982–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer
The Lenny Henry Show (1984–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A sketch show featuring many different characters and spoofs.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Debby Bishop
The Magnificent One (TV Movie 1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Sandy Johnson, Richard Greatrex
Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Sarah Lam, Burt Kwouk
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: John Henderson
Stars: Daniel Abineri, Danny Aiello, Justin Avoth
Briefest Encounter (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Having just met at a party, Siobhan brings back Greg to her flat for what might be a night of of unbridled passion. Greg really thinks his luck's in but things don't go quite according to ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hamm
Stars: Rik Mayall, Amanda Donohoe
Dead Boss (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Helen Stephens is wrongly sentenced to 12 years in prison for murdering her boss Eric Bridges, the managing director of Entirely Tiles. Although she is sure that it will only be a matter of... See full summary »

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Jennifer Saunders, Aisling Bea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Peter Richardson
Stars: Danielle Farrow, Robert Harrison, Tav MacDougall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dennis Carter
...
Lesley Reynolds
Peter Richardson ...
Harvey Duncan
...
Det. Sgt. Troy
...
Gunter
...
Wong
...
Andrea
Daniel Peacock ...
Jim Jarvis
Ronald Allen ...
Commander Robertson
Alexei Sayle ...
Motorbike Cop
...
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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Comic Strip Presents The Supergrass  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Andrea: For God's sake, he's not a drug dealer! He lives with his mum!
Constable Collins: So do I!
See more »

Connections

References Thriller (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Written by Ian Dury and Chaz Jankel
Performed by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dennis Carter: Supergrass...or is he?
5 September 2000 | by (Sunderland, England) – See all my reviews

This film is great! Being a fan of "The Comic Strip Presents..." I just knew I would love this film. And love it I do. I finally got round to buying a copy of this film early this year. However I was annoyed to find that it had been cut! So I'll keep looking at car boot sales for the original version.

Anyway, the film is about Dennis Carter (Adrian Edmondson), who tries to impress his girlfriend (Dawn French) by claiming to be a drug dealer. However, Dennis is overheard bragging one night in the pub and nicked! So Dennis turns supergrass but the trouble is he doesn't know anything and starts to make up lies and dig himself into an even deeper hole! The irony of all this is that there is drug smuggling going on down in Devon.

This film is not as funny as I expected but it is still a really good film with some good laughs and a great soundtrack. It also has the best scene ever in a British film (Robbie Coltrane's walk across the pier set to "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

So if you are a fan of "The Comic Strip Presents...", of any of the cast members, or a fan of British comedy see it A.S.A.P!!!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
burning paper adamt765
Hope Cove is a great place arigato-ianhughes
Does anyone have the Soundtrack on CD? sfcbow
Is the original video version uncut? RaRaRasputeen
This is... nfrankis01
Jennifer Saunders' Tits stanfieldUK81
Discuss The Supergrass (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?