Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man". Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back. Written by
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Did You Know?
The name "Ron Anderson" is remarkably similar to the name of the actor who plays him, Rowan Atkinson
. One of the other contenders for the award that Anderson won was Griff Rhys Jones
, the "Jones" half of the comedy duo Smith & Jones
(1984). Mel Smith
(the Smith half) directed the film. Smith, Jones and Atkinson starred together in the television series Not the Nine O'Clock News
(1979). Also, Anderson refers to his side-kick (Jeff Goldblum
) on stage as "Perkins". When performing live, Atkinson frequently uses Angus Deayton
as his sidekick who is always called "Perkins". Deayton makes a small appearance in the film as an actor looking at several excellent roles while Dexter gets offered a single role as a tall American. See more
The license plate on the ambulance bringing Kate to the Elephant premiere changes between shots. See more
How was your day?
Not great. A nurses's day is always pretty grisly. A woman I was with gave birth to a baby in a lift.
Well, that was okay, er?
It would have been, but her husband slipped on the afterbirth and broke his collarbone.
Michael Fitzgerald's full credit in the movie is "Man with vacuum cleaner tube up his bottom." See more
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It Must Be Love
Written by Labi Siffre
MAM Music Publishing/Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Performed by Madness
By Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. and Geffen Records
(by arrangement with Warner Special Products)
from the Album "Complete Madness" See more