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Foreign Body (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 September 1986 (USA)
An unemployed Indian engineer emigrates to England to find work and through a series of circumstances, ends up impersonating a doctor to win the attention of an attractive young woman.

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Ram Das
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I.Q. Patel
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Prime Minister
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Susan Partridge
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Norah
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Miss Furze
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Mr. Plumb
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Dr. Stirrup
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Jo Masters (as Janet Laurie)
Rashid Karapiet ...
Mr. Nahan
Sinitta ...
Lovely Indian girl (as Sinitta Renet Malone)
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Macho escort
Janet Henfrey ...
Landlady
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Mrs. Plumb
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Agent at Harley Street
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Chronicles of the adventures of Ram Das in England. Ram Das moved to England after losing his job in India. He winds up pretending to be a doctor after he sees a pretty girl on the street who has been hurt. Then he takes the charade even further when he rents an office and treats many other patients including the Prime Minister. Will he win the girl and does she ever find out his secret? Written by Anonymous

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Nuttin' great but you gotta love that Ram Das
3 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Foreign Body" is a cute Brit flick which tells of a lowly, humble, and naive Calcutta flop-house clerk who manages to make his way to the UK where, with the help of a distant relative, he manages to stumble and bumble his way into a position as a physician to the rich. A fun little "East Meets West" flick with a pleasing performance by Banerjee, a bit part by Trevor Howard, and plenty of nonsense, silliness, and corn, "FB" will be an enjoyable tier-two watch for many.


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