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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 represents Australia at the UN where his fart literally incinerates an Arab ambassador. Patterson is reassigned to the Middle East so he can be ... 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 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 is the prefect distract of a coup and he is spared. At a bar Patterson meets a bio weapons scientist who's developed a horrific disease for the KGB whom plan to distribute it to the Pentagon via toilet seats. Patterson of course is far too drunk to understand anything happening and teams up with Dane Edna to save the world. Written by Anonymous

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Les Patterson Salva o Mundo  »

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Trivia

In the restaurant scene, the Russians have a table booked under the name Humphries. Barry Humphries stars as Les Patterson. 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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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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28 December 2002 | by (Wisconsin USA) – See all my reviews

I note with interest that one reviewer, Kmce, mentioned that this film was withdrawn shortly after release - this should make it all the more a collector's item and I'm glad I have a copy. Les Patterson is another fantastic satirical creation from Barry Humphries and fans will get plenty of him in this 98 minute movie. However, it appears that it was too ambitious of Humphries to make a Feature based on this character as the script needed radical reworking or rejection. Not that the individual gags aren't funny, because they are. In fact two years after the film when Humphries was back on stage, Sir Les Patterson made a reappearance as a 20 minute performance at the start of each show and was hilarious. This was released on video in the UK - as was the film - but they are probably both unavailable now. Us collectors must act fast!






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