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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John Gabriel ...
Wizard
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Denis Lill ...
Frank Kepple (as Dennis Lill)
Beaux Bryant ...
Nurse
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Kevin
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Judy
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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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Charles Pinkworth is a similar role to Rowan Atkinson's role in The Black Adder (1982) See more »

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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 »

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Genie: Say the words "I wish" with the caution you would normally reserve for "Please castrate me."
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References Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) See more »

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My favourite Christmas movie no one else has heard of
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I look anxiously every year for this unique and truly funny Xmas movie. No one can beat a pre Cabaret Alan Cummings and the superb Lenny Henry. The most enjoyable Christmas movie I have ever viewed.


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