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Evelyn Waugh (based on the novel by)
William Boyd (adapted by)
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Release Date:
5 January 1991 (USA) See more »
A reporter is mistakenly sent to report from the war front. There he meets other reporters who are waiting for a scoop. When one notable reporter goes missing, they all presume he found a scoop and go looking for him. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Maloney ... The Country - William Boot

Michael Hordern ... The Country - Uncle Theodore
Robert Eddison ... The Country - Troutbeck
Leon Sinden ... The Country - Uncle Roderick

Helen Lindsay ... The Country - Mrs Boot
Rosamund Greenwood ... The Country - Nanny Bloggs
Victoria Hasted ... The Country - Priscilla Boot
Gwen Nelson ... The Country - Granny Boot
Ian Michie ... The Country - The Youth

Nicholas Le Prevost ... London - John Boot

Jake Wood ... London - Paper Boy
Reggie Oliver ... London - Stitch Butler

Nicola Pagett ... London - Julia Stitch
Ceri Jackson ... London - Miss Holloway

Lucy Speed ... London - Josephine Stitch

Donald Pleasence ... London - Lord Copper
Maev Alexander ... London - Lady Cockpurse
Angela Galbraith ... London - Lady Metroland
Roz Freeman-Atwood ... London - Dinner Guests (as Rosamond Freeman-Attwood)
Martin Wimbush ... London - Dinner Guests
Charles Pemberton ... London - Concierge

Denholm Elliott ... London - Salter

Fred Pearson ... London - Editor
Nicholas Barnes ... London - Bateson
Clare Park ... London - Secretary
David Ashford ... The Journey - Airline Official

Herbert Lom ... The Journey - Baldwin
Chua Kahjoo ... The Journey - Lascar Steward

Clive Mantle ... The Journey - Cuthbert
André Maranne ... Monsieur Roland

Jack Shepherd ... The Journey - Corker
Jeillo Edwards ... Ishmaelia - Mrs Jackson

Tony Haygarth ... Ishmaelia - Pigge

Matthew Scurfield ... Ishmaelia - Shumble
Bill Armstrong ... Ishmaelia - Whelper (as William Armstrong)
Daniel André Pageon ... French Journalists
Fernand Monast ... Ishmaelia - French Journalists
Burt Caesar ... Ishmaelia - Dr Benito
Brian Bovell ... Ishmaelia - Mr Raskassa
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Ishmaelia - Eric Olafsen
Michael Parkhouse ... Ishmaelia - Moke
John Harding ... Ishmaelia - Hitchcock

Renée Soutendijk ... Ishmaelia - Kätchen
Vera Jakob ... Ishmaelia - Frau Dressler
Tony Alleff ... Ishmaelia - Popotakis

Christian Berkel ... Ishmaelia - Heinz
Maurice Travail ... Ishmaelia - Monsieur Giraud
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lucien Morgan ... Journalist

Directed by
Gavin Millar 
Writing credits
Evelyn Waugh (based on the novel by)

William Boyd (adapted by)

Produced by
Sue Birtwistle .... producer
Nick Elliott .... executive producer
Patrick Garland .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Roger Pratt 
Film Editing by
Derek Bain 
Casting by
Diana Parry 
Production Design by
Vic Symonds 
Art Direction by
Rae George 
Costume Design by
Penny Lowe 
Makeup Department
Wendy Brown .... makeup designer
Production Management
Sarim Fassi .... production manager: Morocco (as Salim Fassi-Fihri)
David Fitzgerald .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ahmed Boulane .... assistant director: Morocco
David Brown .... first assistant director
Sue Cowling .... second assistant director
Mohamed Nesrate .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Rob Harris .... assistant production designer
Mickey Lennon .... props buyer
Roxy Ryder .... graphic designer
Mick Walker .... construction manager
Rachid Boulane .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Trevor Carless .... sound recordist
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator
Richard Hammatt .... stunt arranger
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Bond .... camera operator
Eddie Corner .... grip
Tony Cridlin .... grip
Gary Hymns .... grip
David Jones .... chief electrician
Peter Selesnick .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Danny Everett .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Paul Bulmer .... assistant editor
Location Management
Malcolm Treen .... location manager
Other crew
Lin Daysh .... production secretary
Driss Jabrane .... crew member: Morocco
Barbara Jenkins .... continuity
Barbara Jenkins .... production assistant
Mike Lippmann .... follow focus (as Mike Lippman)
Mike Littlejohn .... production accountant
David Matthews .... stage manager
Lahcen Rachak .... crew member: Morocco
Driss Tahri .... crew member: Morocco
Malcolm Treen .... researcher
Mike Woodley .... aerial co-ordinator

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Canada:100 min | USA:120 min
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Version of "Scoop" (1972)See more »


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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Excellent adaption of Waugh's novel, 18 September 2001
Author: Thomas Holmström Frandzen from Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

This is an excellent screen-adaption of one of British author Evelyn Waugh's most entertaining books. A young man (played very well by Michael Maloney) who writes a weekly newspaper column about British rural life from his family estate, is mistaken for a war correspondent by confused subeditor (Denholm Elliot) and is sent to the suspected action site of Ishmaelia somewhere in Africa. On his journey he meets an elusive man of mystery (Herbert Lom), a stunning German blonde (Renee Soutendijk) an insane Swede and various other strange characters. And nobody seems to know exactly where the war is... Having read the book as well, I must say that this movie adaption resembles the book very well - I don't think Mr. Waugh could have hoped for more.

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