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Bullseye! (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  2 November 1990 (UK)
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Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As con-men, they use their uncanny ... See full summary »

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Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As con-men, they use their uncanny resemblance to the high-living scientists to con their way to the scientists' safety deposit boxes, but in so-doing become entangled in a shady world of spies and international intrigue. Written by Paul Roach <paul.roach@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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The final scenes had the smallest ever crew on a major motion picture. Director Michael Winner operated the camera, cameraman David Wynn-Jones held the reflector. John Cleese moonlighted as sound man, but as he was performing at the same time (the sound recorder was concealed in a book he carried), he did not count as crew. See more »

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[Lipton knocks his door and the entire front of the house collapses around him; the hole where the door was saves him from certain death. He wanders away dazed. Willie pulls up in her car]
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Lipton: I come from a broken home.
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Appearing without the permission of his mother: John Cleese as the man on the beach in Barbados who looks like John Cleese. See more »

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A real dud
25 October 1998 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a real mess and that is especially disappointing considering that Moore and Caine work well together and the opening 25 minutes of the film are mildly entertaining.

The basic premise of the film is that Caine and Moore both play dual roles, firstly as an evil pairing (scientists) and as a good pairing (con-men). It's a silly premise but it works well on its own terms at first but once the evil pair are aware of what the good pair is doing, the film disintegrates. The plot becomes more and more convoluted and incomprehensible as the film goes along and therefore all the potential entertainment is extinguished. Caine and Moore aren't to blame for the film's failure as they both give good performances; the fault lies with director Michael Winner.

Even the cameo by John Cleese at the end is muffed.


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