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Richard Curtis (written by)
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Release Date:
21 September 1990 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty... See more » | Add synopsis »
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King Jeff! See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Goldblum ... Dexter King

Emma Thompson ... Kate

Rowan Atkinson ... Ron Anderson

Geraldine James ... Carmen
Emil Wolk ... Charlie

Kim Thomson ... Cheryl
Harold Innocent ... Timothy

Anna Massey ... Mary
Joanna Kanska ... Tamara
Peter Kelly ... Gavin
Tim Barlow ... Mr. Morrow (as Timothy Barlow)
Hugh Thomas ... Dr. Karabekian
Charles Augins ... Choreographer
Peter Brewis ... Freddy
Joolia Cappleman ... Costume Designer
John Waldon ... Company Stage Manager
Angus Deayton ... Actor in Agent's Office
Robin Driscoll ... Actor in Agent's Office
Harriet Keevil ... Mary's Secretary
Tony Forsyth ... Berkoff Actor
Stephen Marchant ... Berkoff Actor
Ian Lindsay ... TV Director
Kate Duchêne ... Old Girlfriend (as Kate Duchene)
Angela Meredith ... Old Girlfriend
Fred Bryant ... Dying Old Man
Susan Field ... Dr. Freud
Michael Fitzgerald ... Man with Vacuum Cleaner Pipe
Matthew Francis ... Emergency Doctor

Jason Isaacs ... Doctor 2
Francis Johnson ... Male Nurse
Charles Lamb ... Old Man in Wheelchair
Martin Sadler ... Doctor 1
Thomas Lockyer ... Michael
Kate Lonergan ... Stage Manager - Rubberface
Declan Mulholland ... Rubberface Doorman
Anthony Woodruff ... Elephant Doorman
Simon Bell ... After Dark Presenter
Susan Beresford ... W.P.C.
Sarah-Jane Fenton ... Actress at Awards Show
Piers Fletcher ... Piers Fletcher
Jon Glover ... Singing Underpants (voice)
Neil Hamilton ... Naked George
Bob Appleby ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Wayne Anthoney ... 'Elephant' Chorus (as Wayne Antony)
Peter Barry ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Mike De Souter ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Steve Graf ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Stacey Haynes ... 'Elephant' Chorus
B.J. Rambo ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Bruce Leader ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Jan Lloyd ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Kenny Linden ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Jerry Manley ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Toby Philpott ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Ruby-Marie Hutchinson ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Kim Rosato ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Wendy Schoeman ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Nadine Shenton ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Dougie Trevor ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Stephen Tye ... 'Elephant' Chorus
Melvyn Bragg ... Melvyn Bragg

John Inman ... John Inman
Suggs ... Suggs

Jonathan Ross ... Jonathan Ross
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Richard Curtis ... Man Leaving Bathroom (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Singing Man in Bed (uncredited)

Mel Smith ... Drunken Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mel Smith 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Curtis  written by

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
Paul Webster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Brewis 
 
Cinematography by
Adrian Biddle 
 
Film Editing by
Dan Rae 
 
Production Design by
Grant Hicks 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Simmons 
 
Makeup Department
Daniel Parker .... prosthetics designer
Morag Ross .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bellew .... third assistant director
Waldo Roeg .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Alan Booth .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
Cormac Tohill .... sound recordist
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Noel Wallace .... dubbing projectionist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Elaine Ford .... stunts
Richard Hammatt .... stunts
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunts (as Jeff Davis)
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Day .... gaffer
Ian Foster .... camera operator
Kevin Fraser .... key grip
Gary Varney .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Paul Elman .... second assistant editor
Gregory Heim .... assistant editor (US version)
Jonathan Lucas .... first assistant editor
Steve Porter .... final colorist
 
Music Department
Nina Anstee .... orchestra contractor
Paul Hulme .... music engineer
Alan Lawrence .... music co-ordinator
 
Other crew
William Green .... production coordinator
Neil Hamilton .... stand-in
Shari Piper .... stand-in
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The car that races to the Hospital at the end of the film (a blue Aston Martin registration "COMIC") belonged to Rowan Atkinson. Dexter is pulled over by the police for speeding, just in the same way Atkinson was in real life, in the very same car. Atkinson received a driving ban as a result of the incident.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Cheryl trails her fingers across the piano keys; the sound is not heard until after the cutaway.See more »
Quotes:
Dexter:I hope all your children have very small dicks! And that includes the girls!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let The Heartaches BeginSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
King Jeff!, 9 November 2000
Author: Paolo73 (pfiengo@libero.it) from Naples, Italy

I think this comedy express well the British humor,it's soft,lovely and never rude.Jeff Goldblum ,is Dexter King,an American actor who survives with many problems in London playing in minor roles ,his life is everything but brilliant until he meets a nurse and falls in love with her..Goldblum is really good in this role and can express really well his comic side and once again shows to be a complete actor able to play different roles. Some scenes of the movie are very nice like when he's fired by the unbearable star of the theatre (Rowan Atkinson before being Mr.Bean) or when he asks about his look to a blind man.Emma Thompson is also good but nothing new..we're used to seeing her always perfect ! Even the rest of the cast is good,from the weird Dexter's landlady to the wise blind man..maybe it's not a film you'll never forget but some fun is sure!

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