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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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Cast

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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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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

First of two cinema movies starring British comedy group The Comic Strip. The second was about two years later with Eat the Rich (1987). See more »

Goofs

During the police raid on the beach house, the sea wall is visible in the distance through the kitchen window and Troy obviously isn't sitting on it, even though he is shown to be in close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Carter: [drunk] You've gotta be lucky. But then again, I don't think they'll catch up with me in Sri Lanka.
Lesley Reynolds: Why not?
Dennis Carter: Because I'll grow a moustache! I could grow a beard, I could... But... I always think people with beards have got something to hide, you know... Have you ever grown a beard, Harvey?
Harvey Duncan: No.
Dennis Carter: No, nor have I.
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Connections

Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

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