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Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  24 February 1989 (USA)
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Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in ... See full summary »

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Bert Rigby
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Sid Trample
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Laurel Pennington
Jackie Gayle ...
I.I. Perlestein
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Kyle DeForest
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Jim Shirley
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Meredith Perlestein
Carmen Du Sautoy ...
Tess Trample
Liz Smith ...
Mrs. Rigby
Lila Kaye ...
Mrs. Pennington
Diana Weston ...
Young Mrs. Rigby
Santos Morales ...
Jesus
Mike Grady ...
Mick O'Grady
Fanny Carby ...
Aunt Aggie
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Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in show-biz meanwhile. His first appearance on stage goes all wrong - but the audience loves him anyways. So he starts as a comedian in a traveling amateur show for $50 a night. One day he gets an offer from an ad director from Hollywood and flies to America, expecting a great career... and again leaving behind his pregnant young wife. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He's a singer! He's a dancer! He's a coal-miner! And when Hollywood called, it was the answer to his dreams. So why is everyone saying...

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Bert Rigby - Na Trilha da Fama  »

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There is a scene on a bus where Bert is "receiving unwanted attention" from a woman. Unable to take it any more he stands up and shouts, "Are we at Ilkeston yet?" This is a reference to Robert Lindsay's home town in Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. The role of Bert Rigby was written for him, and the character's background mirrored his own. Originally he wanted a portion of the movie to be filmed in Ilkeston, but the producers thought Ilkeston no longer looked "industrial enough" to match the character's background. So the bus scene is the only bit of Ilkeston that made it to the final product. See more »

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References Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

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Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt
Performed by Robert Lindsay
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Surprisingly Funny.
26 November 1998 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I was flipping through the channels on TV one night and stumbled onto this movie at the beginning. It looked kind of stupid, but I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. This movie is funny throughout. Robert Lindsay (Divorcing Jack) stars as Bert Rigby a man trying to get his big break in show business. He always seems to get an opportunity, but have it not work out. The movie is kind of a fantasy comedy, with a lot of musical numbers. It is funny, Lindsay is great in the lead. Anne Bancroft (Home for the Holidays) gives a very funny supporting performance. Corbin Berenson (Major League) gives a good performance as a big Hollywood star. I recommend it.


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