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A silent comedy. Two accident-prone plumbers go to fix the plumbing at a home for retired gentle-folk on the coldest day of the year in Finland. Everything that can go wrong for these plumbers goes wrong. Written by S. Morrall

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Plenty of laughs to keep you warm!
24 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Following in the tradition of Eric Sykes' previous silent comedy shorts ("The Plank", "Mr H Is Late" et al), "The Big Freeze" is a highly amusing little diversion that keeps the chuckles coming all the way through.

Bob Hoskins revels in the chance to play a little slapstick as the plumber's hapless son, and he just about eclipses the very funny cameo roles from veteren stars John Mills, Donald Pleasence and Spike Milligan, who almost steals the film with his turn as a manic Adolf Hitler impersonator (complete with stuffed dog!).

It's hard to believe, given the popularity of his earlier silent comedies, that Sykes allegedly found financing hard to come by in the UK for this film (hence why it was made in Finland), and its a sad reflection on the British film & TV industry that simple but effective little productions like this can't be made more often.


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