MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,671 this week

It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Musical  |  June 1988 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 336 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

A young boy's holiday at a seaside resort includes a crazy blind priest, nuns in suspenders and a whole bunch of fat ladies.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5747 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 86 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
 
a list of 133 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 132 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)

It Couldn't Happen Here (1987) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It Couldn't Happen Here.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Intensity (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Simoneau
Stars: John C. McGinley, Molly Parker, Blu Mankuma
Drama | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple
Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci
Mermaids (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder
The Youth (2014)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Directors: Seong-su Ju, Won-sik Jung, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Hae-In Jung, Dong-hae Lee, Ji-hyun Nam
A Bad Encounter (TV Movie 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Meet the Wicked is the story of a symbiotic friendship between two boys , Wolf and Mando ... They meet on a bench in a square and grow together ... See full synopsis »

Director: Josée Dayan
Stars: Matthieu Dessertine, Samuel Mercer, Jeanne Moreau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Tennant ...
Himself
Chris Lowe ...
Himself
...
Priest / murderer
Dominique Barnes
...
Pilot / car salesman
Carmen Du Sautoy
Gareth Hunt ...
Uncle Dredge / postcard seller / ventriloquist
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Hard Day's Shopping  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Radio Newsreader: The stranger has been known to masquerade as a priest wearing high heeled shoes.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Showbusiness (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Sin
Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe
Performed by Pet Shop Boys
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Being boring.
7 July 2001 | by (Haddonfield, IL) – See all my reviews

I tried so hard to like this film, being a Pet Shop Boys fan from way back, but it gives you so little to go on.

I suppose they were trying for "A Hard Day's Night", or maybe "Head", but what they got was a sometimes gloomy, sometimes funny diet soda commercial that runs about an hour and twenty minutes too long.

Some of the images are admittedly striking, if a little bit pretentious, but the meaning (or lack of it) is lost on me. Take for instance Chris Lowe throwing breakfast all over a whiny woman. Charming lad, isn't he? Or how about that grating pilot that keeps chanting "Divided by! Divided by!" Yeah....we got it the first ten times.

Ironically enough, this would be really fun if it were edited down to about 45 minutes...with only the music left.

I remember the Pet Shop Boys released this movie and said it was a substitute for touring, which was funnier than anything in the film itself. I suspect that Neil and Chris would rather forget all about this one. As far as I'm concerned, it's done.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite line in the movie.. txvo
Looking for a Copy jeannie_kitten
The girl at the window xcmbm
Discuss It Couldn't Happen Here (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?