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 ...
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Frank Kepple (as Dennis Lill)
Beaux Bryant ...
Nurse
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Judy
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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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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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The film Bernard and Josephus go and see at the cinema is "Terminator 2: Judgement Day". When Bernard and Josephus discuss the film, afterwards. Josephus mentions Arnold Schwarzenegger battling extra terrestrials. There are no extra terrestrials in T2 and the film is about time traveling robots, which Schwarzenegger plays a robot in the film. 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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Charles Pinkworth: Bugger ye off!
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Totally adorable!
22 December 1999 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this when it premiered on UK television, Christmas 1991. I taped it from A&E a few years ago, and now it's part of my Christmas Eve ritual! This is a really cute movie, and suitable for older children. (There's nothing really offensive in it; I just don't think there's enough happening to keep younger kids interested.) Alan Cumming and the brilliant Lenny Henry have a great chemistry. Rowan Atkinson is, as ever, brilliant. I love when the Genie tries ice cream for the first time; he runs out into the street and yells, "HEY EVERYBODY, YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS STUFF! It's freezing cold and tastes exactly like strawberries!" I also love the newscast with the results of the boys' wishes. People outside the UK won't get all the references, but it's still worth it!


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