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Whoops Apocalypse (1988)

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

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Man Who Walks to the Phone
Marc Smith ...
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Secret Service Agent
Ben Robertson ...
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Alexander Davion ...
Maguadoran General
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Phil Marquis ...
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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

Murray Hamilton's last film. See more »

Quotes

Lacrobat: Ah, an excellent choice, sir. The blow-up sheep.
Maxton S. Pluck: Blow up what?
Lacrobat: It's one of our line of blow ups. Designed especially for the farming community. And if you want to hear it climax...
[he pulls a string]
Maxton S. Pluck: Dear God! Who the hell are you?
Lacrobat: February, sir. Roderick Jesus February.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) 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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Wildly anarchic and highly entertaining spoof
29 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

As anyone who loves extreme comedy will tell you, there is the play-it-safe school (think VERY BAD THINGS, for example) where the film-makers lack the courage of their convictions, and there is the real thing, where the film-makers rampage through all notions of taste and decency with the reckless abandon of an amphetamine-addled bull in a china shop. Luckily, WHOOPS APOCALYPSE belongs firmly to the latter category, and it remains somewhat amazing that this film actually got made, because there is practically nothing - sacred or otherwise - that escapes this pungent satire's lethal swipes. The Prime Minister is insane, the President incompetent, the former Presidents an ex-circus clown and a convict ("How's life?" "Still serving it!") respectively, the SAS are slap-happy thugs, the popular press are semi-retarded buffoons, a member of the royal family is repeatedly humiliated and debased in ludicrously over-the-top fashion, and the only character with a single scrap of intelligence is a ruthless international terrorist! If ever a film came close to matching what the British satire magazine PRIVATE EYE regularly achieves in print, then this is it. The direction is a little uneven in places but there are still lots of clever touches, like the truly chilling scene in which the Prime Minister goes on an inane pre-war walkabout presenting nuclear fallout umbrellas (to Conservative voters only!), and the script combines AIRPLANE-style manic spoofery - a rarity in British films - with a very eighties line in grotesque slapstick, most notably in the castration skit and the shamefully delirious scenes spent with Rik Mayall (one of his few really effective big-screen roles) and his brainless SAS squad as they rampage through a wax museum, destroying the dummies and each other in a hilarious haemmorage of blood, gore, vomit and profanity that you'd have to be dead not to at least chuckle at. This is not a film for the faint of heart, but the subject matter warrants a strong, fearless treatment and that's what it gets. All the performances are wonderful (the cast mostly play it straight) and there are lots of good cameos to watch out for, including PORRIDGE regular Ken Jones, former Goodie Graeme Garden, eternal nutcase actor Daniel Peacock (who has one of the single funniest lines in the whole film) and even real-life page three girl Maria Whittaker displaying her best assets. Seek this one out, you won't regret it.


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