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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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While Diplomats dither and Presidents procrastinate . . . Les Patterson Saves the World See more »

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9 April 1987 (USA)  »

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A követ, aki minden követ követ  »

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Trivia

The limousine used by the Australians in Abu Nivia is a 'stretch' version of an FJ Holden, an iconic Australian car. See more »

Quotes

Les Patterson: Hey, Nev, where were you when the shit hit the fan, dickhead?
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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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Waltzing Matilda
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Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Music by Christina Macpherson
Played by an Arabic band at the official welcome
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Patterson as Bond.
22 November 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's a shame Barry Humphries infamous Sir Les Patterson character had it's film debut in this under cooked spy/comedy.

This film reminded me of the Beatty/Hoffman stinker, Ishtar (1987). Humphries should have learned from the mistakes that film made - if your going to change gears on a concept DON'T USE SPIES! Like Ishtar, the first 20 minutes or so offer a promise of something different. It would have been great to see the anachronistic and boorish Patterson sleazing around in the world of Australian politics. One of characters even point out that Patterson is of date with the current times - you'd think Humphires could of had a field day making commentary on the Hawke government (I can just picture a scene with Patterson and Hawkie in a drinking contest). But instead of a film that might of been clever and even a biting look into that world, we get Patterson running around the world as James Bond trying to save the world from bio-chemical weapons that runs out of steam before the half way mark.

Disappointing.


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