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Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother (1990)

A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

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Nathy
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Judith
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Berg
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Edith
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Luisa
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Margot
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Diego
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Terry (as Jonathan Phillips)
Kevin Williams ...
Ernie
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Maureen
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Barber
Pearce Quigley ...
Luggage Attendant
Peter Geddis ...
Station Master
Anthony Higginson ...
Police Officer
Roger Brierley ...
Hotel Manager
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A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

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14 June 1990 (Australia)  »

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Como Matar Papai  »

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In the film, Richard E Grant's character ( Alistair Berg/ Mr Greb) tells Julie Walter's character (Judith) that he is allergic to alcohol. In real life Richard E Grant does not drink because he really is allergic to alcohol. See more »

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Summer Holiday
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Written by Brian Bennett and Bruce Welch
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Richard E Grant - king of the Grebs!
19 July 2001 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Richard E as Mr Greb and Julie Walters - together. Dream combination. A bit of Withnail and I plus Personal Services (1987) blended by experts.

Set in part in Southend, Essex, a look at mummy's boy Mr Greb being "seduced" by boozy Julie Walters as he searches for his long lost Dad. Denholm Elliot plays Julie's boyfriend.

Lovely one-liners such as the bit where Denholm returns drunk to the Hotel they are staying at (long-term) and Julie is annoyed, so shouts "Matty, you will not treat my home like a hotel!" Marvellous.

Any Julie Walters gem.


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