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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
Denis Quilley ...
Prime Minister
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Susan Partridge
Eve Ferret ...
Norah
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Miss Furze
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Mr. Plumb
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Dr. Stirrup
Jane Laurie ...
Jo Masters (as Janet Laurie)
Rashid Karapiet ...
Mr. Nahan
Sinitta ...
Lovely Indian girl (as Sinitta Renet Malone)
Marc Zuber ...
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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amiable fish-out-of-water comedy
18 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Or: how to succeed in business without really trying.

This modest comedy makes it look easy, showing an overeager, undersexed immigrant, newly arrived in London from his native Calcutta, impersonating a physician at a roadside accident and then carrying the charade to enormous success after setting up an exclusive Harley Street practice, despite having an only rudimentary knowledge of medicine. It proved to be the feature swan song for director Ronald Neame, a fixture in British Cinema since he first worked alongside Alred Hitchcock way back in 1929

The film, like its protagonist, is amiable and ingratiating: a long, lazy social comedy that never overextends its satirical reach.


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