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Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

R | | Comedy | 6 May 1988 (USA)
A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Saunders ...
Governor of Santa Maya
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Man Who Walks to the Phone
Marc Smith ...
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Ben Robertson ...
Secret Service Agent
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Convict
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Maguadoran General (as Alex Davion)
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William Kubert (US Defense Secretary)
Phil Marquis ...
Rock Pit Guard
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Marvin Gelber (US Secretary of State)
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Storyline

A small British colony is invaded by its Communist neighbour. Newly elected female President of the United States, Barbara Adams, tried to sort out the mess but the British under the leader of PM Sir Mortimer Chris sends in a task force to seize the islands back. For revenge, General Mosquera, leader of the Communist country, hires the best terrorist in the world, Lacrobat, to kidnap the British princess Wendy to hold her to ransom to get the British out. So now Barbara has not only got to deal with Mosquera and Lacrobat, she has also to deal with Sir Mortimer, who totally goes mad and thinks up really stupid ideas (such as pushing the unemployed over a cliff and that the entire employment problem is caused by evil pixies.) but also with the fact that Russia is looking to aid the Communist country and this could start World War III... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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As Golpadas da Política  »

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Trivia

Trevor Baxter was booked to play a featured role but was replaced. See more »

Quotes

RAdm. Bendish: It has nothing to do with the fact one of my officers has been accidentally and brutally castrated by a member of the royal family, gentlemen. Nor the fact that a pair of used teabags were accidentally sewn onto his groin, and the fact not discovered until some misfortunate officer emptied the teapot. No, the kicker is that I found you two in the radio room sending this message
[quotes from a newspaper]
RAdm. Bendish: Holy chopped meat! princess Wendy went witling with a razor yesterday and had a ball. Yes ...
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Crazy Credits

The cast list contains the following characters - Man who takes a long time to walk to the phone, Different man who takes a long time to walk to a different phone, Spunky Spaniel (as himself), Mr Sweetzer (now booking for barmitzvahs and summit meetings), Cute little girl who gets socked in the face ha ha, Alexei Sayle in a Hawaiian shirt, Man on cliff/Man off cliff, Maxton S.Pluck (whistling condoms welcomed), Cabinet minister who should have kept his mouth shut, Donald (vol au vents), Douglas (cucumber sandwiches), Dominic (petits fours) and Damien (getting his leg sawn off). See more »

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Featured in Comedy Connections: One Foot in the Grave (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

WHOOPS APOCALYPSE
Written and Performed by John Otway
Arranged by Trevor Bastow
(c) Copyright Bacon Empire Publishing/Depotsound 1986
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Not Exactly Wodehouse but i haven't laughed more for some time
24 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

One can always tell an excellent film if the opening credits make one guffaw ("The British partitioned the Island and took for themselves the upstairs rooms, fighting soon broke out of several mezzanines")and although the film wasn't quite Python it certainly had moments that made me snort my drink. The film did have a tendency to feel like a series of sketches but none the less Peter Cook's insane (although rather charismatic) Prime Minister is worth the purchase price alone. It was also some of the minor characters that provided some of the best laughs such as the former US president (looking the spitting image of Donald Rumsfeld) turned convict who published his memoirs "Commie Bastards I knew".

All in all an underrated classic


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