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Year of the Comet (1992)

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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Margaret Harwood
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Oliver Plexico
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Philippe
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Nico
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Sir Mason Harwood
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Ian
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Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy ...
Landlady
Jacques Mathou ...
Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas ...
Luis
Chapman Roberts ...
John
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Jamie
Andrew Robertson ...
Scottish Farmer
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T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson ...
Snobbish Wine Taster
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Storyline

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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She's mad about wine, he's mad about women - together they've got a lot of bottle. (British video cover) See more »


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Very Good Year  »

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$2,791,515 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although many viewers take it for granted that the comet of the title is Halley's Comet, this is not specifically stated in the film. In fact, the comet of the title was the Great Comet of 1811 (formally designated C/1811 F1 by astronomers). Halley's Comet, which appears only every 75 to 76 years, appeared in 1758 and 1835; it did not appear in 1811. See more »

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When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Harwood: What?
Oliver Plexico: You heard me...
Margaret Harwood: Well, a woman wants to hear it as loudly... and as frequently... as possible!
Oliver Plexico: [lowers his voice] I love you. Okay? I'm hopelessly and completely in love with you.
[raises his voice]
Oliver Plexico: And that's all you're gonna get for now!
Margaret Harwood: [lowers the make-shift rope to Oliver] Grab hold, I'll pull!
Oliver Plexico: Are you sure you're strong enough?
Margaret Harwood: I've waited for you all of my life, Oliver Plexico! I'm not about to lose you now!
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Movie (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

(I JUST NEED A PICK AXE TO BREAK YOUR) HEART OF STONE
Lyrics by Susan Marder
Music by Susan Marder and Hummie Mann
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A film not to be taken seriously and for those with a good sense of humour
9 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought it was a light hearted comedy, made me laugh.

It was just full of fun and entertainment.

The actors roles also poked a little fun at the nationality of all involved in this escapade as well as trying their hand at a Scottish or English accent was amusing.

It did show just how beautiful Scotland can be even when a helicopter lands on a croft scaring the poor farmers sheep! Taking us on a tour trying to catch up with the crooks who were always bungling everything they tried to was also funny.

Its a film that if you need to laugh or feel good, its one that will work for most people.


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