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It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Musical  |  June 1988 (USA)
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A young boy's holiday at a seaside resort includes a crazy blind priest, nuns in suspenders and a whole bunch of fat ladies.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Tennant ...
Himself
Chris Lowe ...
Himself
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Priest / murderer
Dominique Barnes
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Pilot / car salesman
Carmen Du Sautoy
Gareth Hunt ...
Uncle Dredge / postcard seller / ventriloquist
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Seaside landlady / Neil's mother
Clair Becker ...
Dancer
Stephanie Buttle ...
Dancer
Lyndsey Cole ...
Dancer
Hugh Craig ...
Dancer
Heavon Grant ...
Dancer (as Hevon Grant)
Christopher Hall ...
Dancer
Emma Hendry ...
Dancer
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Pet Shop Boys Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant embark upon a journey across England - but which England? Is it the half-remembered England of their childhoods, or the brutal reality of Mrs Thatcher's late-eighties England? Along the way they come across many familiar (and sinister) faces. The movie also features some of the Pet Shop Boys' most popular records. Written by Gavin Barber <Gavin.Barber@mime-gate.rl.ac.uk>

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A Hard Day's Shopping  »

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The working title for the movie was "A Hard Day's Shopping", a reference to The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night (1964). See more »

Quotes

Chris Lowe: Where are you from?
Neil Tennant: Yes where are you from?
Priest: I'm glad you asked me twice. You see I'm a bilingual. A bilingual illiterate - I can't read in two languages.
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Edited into Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos (2003) See more »

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Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe
Performed by'Pet Shop Boys'
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Totally hilarious
5 January 2001 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This surely must be one of the most surreally funny film that I have every seen - who could forget Joss Ackland's priest or Gareth Hunt's over-the-top breakfast order. The must surely have provided some inspiration to the classic League Of Gentlemen comedy team.


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