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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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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)  »

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A Very Good Year  »

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$2,791,515 (USA)
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Robert Hardy was listed in UK trades when production started as being in this project See more »

Goofs

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

Ian: [In a poorly-done Scottish accent] Upon further review, this has proven to be a potential clue and must be returned to the... uh... castle.
Oliver Plexico: Yeah, right, that's a clue, you're a police inspector and I'm Herve Villechaize!
Ian: What?
Oliver Plexico: You know, the little guy on "Fantasy Island"?
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pool Guy (1995) See more »

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(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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This movie HAD potential but lost the plot.
13 November 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

YEAR OF THE COMET

What a terrible shame this movie turned out so bad. Within the first five minutes of watching this film I wanted to see MORE. YES, I was excited. Then after five more minutes into this drama/thriller, I'm tearing my hair out. What was with the terrible attempts at trying to add some humour?? The bottle of wine was worth a LOT of money. Why the messing around?? The guy was left hanging on the side of a building for far too long. And the silly Greek guy at the airport, blah blah blah. I'm surprised it didn't become a MUSICAL!! This film had the potential to be good...very good!!.. only to be spoiled by the failed humour and ridiculous ending. The only saver was the beautiful Scottish scenery. If you value your spare time, then don't waste your time on this one!! 2.5/10


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