MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,226 this week

Whoops Apocalypse (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  6 May 1988 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 660 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 4 critic

A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 512 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
a list of 486 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 226 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 392 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1859 titles
created 20 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Whoops Apocalypse (1988)

Whoops Apocalypse (1988) on IMDb 5.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Whoops Apocalypse.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, Chief Resident, has a breakdown the interns are reluctantly placed under the tutelage of the senior resident known as The ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Tim Matheson, Charles Haid, Michael Sacks
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Working inside a Walk/Don't Walk traffic light isn't as easy as it looks. When you learn more about Lester and James' life, you will never cross a street in the same way - especially if Julia isn't far away.

Director: Anthony Sabet
Stars: Michael Richards, Tamara Feldman, Eric Hunicutt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Michael McKean, Sean Young, Gary Friedkin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Keaton
Stars: Andie MacDowell, John Turturro, Michael Richards
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter such kooky creatures as the sensitive Wolfman, the horny ... See full summary »

Director: Rudy De Luca
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr.
The Goodies (1970–1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Set in a bleak future where roving gangs of children terrorize city streets, and reality is often an illusion...

Director: David Gladwell
Stars: Julie Christie, Christopher Guard, Leonie Mellinger
UHF (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

Director: Jay Levey
Stars: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young hot-headed motorbike enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast machine which was designed by his brother. He successfully gets the finance for it, and uses the bike ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The show is about Vic Nardozza (Michael Richards), a lanky and bumbly P.I., working for McKay Investigative Services. Throughout the show, there are misunderstandings, screw-ups, which get ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Richards, William Devane, Bill Cobbs
Woops! (TV Series 1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The world is destroyed when kids accidently set off a nuclear missile causing the Russians to counterattack. Only six people are left in the US; Mark, the narrator, an ex-school teacher; ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Applegate, Lane Davies, Cleavant Derricks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Saunders ...
Graeme Garden ...
Man Who Walks to the Phone
Marc Smith ...
...
...
Secret Service Agent
Ben Robertson ...
Secret Service Agent
...
...
Alexander Davion ...
Maguadoran General
...
...
Phil Marquis ...
Rock Pit Guard
...
...
Robert Arden ...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Golpadas da Política  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Sir Mortimer Chris: As I was personally indisposed at the hospital, the safety of the princess was in fact in the hands of my two cabinet men, Mr. Lipman and Mr. Kubert. They are both honourable men, and in the past twenty four hours each have handed in a written request to be publically crucified. And regrettably, I had to grant this request.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

WHOOPS APOCALYPSE
Written and Performed by John Otway
Arranged by Trevor Bastow
(c) Copyright Bacon Empire Publishing/Depotsound 1986
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Eye wateringly funny
18 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this for years and just brought it on DVD. I've got up off the floor now! This film has it all. Insane politicians, evil terrorists (wanted for releasing the recipe for airline lunches, a crime that rates alongside killing), demented journalists, the SAS blasting the London wax museum (Madame Tussards) to pieces and a British princess enduring unenviable treatment at the hands of the baddie. I think anyone over 30 or those who survived the Thatcher/Regan era should see this film, it is just toooooo funny for words. Most of the jokes are still funny now and I will never ever make a cup of tea using a Liptons tea-bag ever again. Ian Richardsons camp admiral and Rik Mayalls SAS captain are guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes whilst Peter Cook as the PM is so funny you'll laugh till you burst your ribs. A classic and I'm off to watch it again right now!


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Ending to any film ever phuquit
The pixies are coming!!!! Beware the invisible ones especially Long_Beach_Mike
Newspaper Headline alang-gregory
DVD gregg1620
Is this the film? Madness832
Discuss Whoops Apocalypse (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?