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Bernard and the Genie (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  13 December 1992 (USA)
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Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Josephus the Genie
John Gabriel ...
Wizard
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Bernard Bottle
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Denis Lill ...
Frank Kepple (as Dennis Lill)
Beaux Bryant ...
Nurse
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Kevin
Andrée Bernard ...
Judy
Melvyn Bragg ...
Himself
Janet Henfrey ...
Miss Purse
Marcia Ashton ...
Miss Temple
Sheila Latimer ...
Bernard's Mother
Sally Geoghegan ...
Waitress
Angela Clarke ...
Carrie (as Angie Clarke)
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Himself
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An art dealer befriends a genie whom he frees from a lamp which he has been imprisoned with by an evil wizard for 2000 years for the accidental death of the evil wizard's daughter when the art dealer is fired by his greedy and corrupt boss. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Trivia

A real sword was used for the scene where Josepheus attacks Bernard, when Bernard and Josepheus first meet and the Genie chops up Bernard's cricket bat, destroys Bernard's telephone and chops Bernard's sofa. See more »

Goofs

When Josephus takes Bernard flying on his magic carpet for the first time, he says "The real skill is in the landing". Supposedly they crash-land in a back alley full of bins and rubbish, creating a huge mess. However, the prop-explosion that blows up all the bins is visible because they are all neatly stacked at the first moment when the camera shot shows the alley where they "landed". See more »

Quotes

Charles Pinkworth: Suddenly my gold fountainpen has gone missing. I am therefore yours in crayon.
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Wonderful
23 November 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia.) – See all my reviews

I really love this movie. I've seen thousands of films that claim to be 'feel good', but strangely enough none of them actually made me feel good. This one does. It's also quite hilarious, and also sad enough to make me cry at the end. The brilliance that is this film might owe something to the efforts of Lenny Henry, Rowan Atkinson (bugger ye off) and Richard Curtis - not to mention Bernard himself. Another plus factor about this movie is that it really is fit for all ages. Buy it!


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