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Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  9 April 1987 (USA)
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Fat middle aged 24/7 drunkard Les Patterson (Barry Humphries) represents Australia at the UN where his fart literally incinerates an Arab ambassador. Patterson is reassigned to the Middle ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sir Les Patterson / Dame Edna Everage (as Sir Les Patterson/Dame Edna Everage)
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Veronique Crudite
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Colonel Richard Godowni
Andrew Clarke ...
Neville Thonge
Henri Szeps ...
Dr. Charles Herpes / Desiree Herpes
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Inspector Farouk
Elizabeth McIvor ...
Nancy Borovansky
Garth Meade ...
Mustafa Toul
Arthur Sherman ...
General Evans
Josef Drewniak ...
Mossolov
Esben Storm ...
Russian Scientist
Joy Westmore ...
Lady Gwen Patterson
Connie Hobbs ...
Christine Hill ...
A Possum for Peace
Kati Edwards ...
A Possum for Peace
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Fat middle aged 24/7 drunkard Les Patterson (Barry Humphries) represents Australia at the UN where his fart literally incinerates an Arab ambassador. Patterson is reassigned to the Middle East so he can be tortured to death by the country he insulted. Patterson's arrival disrupts a coup and he is spared. At a bar Patterson meets a bioweapons scientist who's developed a horrific disease for the KGB which plan to distribute it to the Pentagon via toilet seats. Patterson, though far too drunk to understand anything happening, teams up with Dame Edna (also Humphries)to save the world. Written by Anonymous

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Les Patterson Salva o Mundo  »

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Trivia

Barry Humphries admits that he is embarrassed by this film. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Charles Herpes: Visiting careless tourists in their rooms at the hotel Sodom is my bread and butter, but the jam on top is chronic diarrhea.
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Crazy Credits

Dame Edna Everage and Dr. Sir Leslie Patterson appear by arrangement with the Barry Humphries Life Enhancement Facility. See more »

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Nearer my God to Thee
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Written by Sarah Flower Adams
Played in the plane on the way to Abu Nivia
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Classic Patterson!
24 November 2002 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Perhaps not our finest export, but definitely an 80s export, and ranking just ahead of Beavis and Butthead do America as my favorite dirty, gross-out movie of all time. This film is a rare little gem for all Patterson/Humphries fans, a must-have in the video cabinet of any collector. Humphries, true to his style, plays Australian diplomat and head of the Australian Cheese Board Sir Leslie Colin Patterson as well as the inimitable Dame Edna Everage, British Megastar. Involved is a plot to assassinate Sir Les, unleash a grotesque social disease with an even more grotesque name on the West by a Russian agent, and a coup in a financially and strategically important Middle Eastern country. Add Joan Rivers as the US President and you have the makings of a cult classic. But you need to be in the right mood! (Remember, Valium isn't a drug, it's a food, in tablet form!) I enjoyed the locations, filmed on location in Morocco and New York, giving the film an international feel even if it wasn't appreciated overseas. I guess you need to know Sir Les to appreciate this film, and likewise you have to like Sir Les to like it too.


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