MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,085 this week

Splitting Heirs (1993)

 -  Comedy  -  30 April 1993 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 2,998 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 13 critic

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 23 titles
created 14 Jul 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 239 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Splitting Heirs (1993)

Splitting Heirs (1993) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Splitting Heirs.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blue Juice (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Prechezer
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Directors: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young
Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Life of Brian (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Scary Movie (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A year after disposing the body of a man they accidently killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans
Clockwise (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another.

Director: Christopher Morahan
Stars: John Cleese, Penny Leatherbarrow, Howard Lloyd-Lewis
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton
Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
Four Rooms (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Tim Roth, Amanda De Cadenet, David Proval
Spies Like Us (1985)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis
The Birdcage (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Henry Bullock
...
Duchess Lucinda
...
Kitty (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
...
...
Angela
Stratford Johns ...
Butler
Brenda Bruce ...
Mrs. Bullock
William Franklyn ...
Andrews
Charu Bala Chokshi ...
Mrs. Patel (as Charubala Chokshi)
Jeremy Clyde ...
14th Duke
Richard Huw ...
Brittle
...
Jobson the Doorman
Bridget McConnell ...
Nanny
Bill Stewart ...
Adoption Agent
Edit

Storyline

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to hate the American who is his boss, his friend, and the man who has stolen the woman after whom he lusts. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A wickedly funny comedy of royal proportions.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Splitting Heirs  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$3,246,063 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film of Stratford Johns. See more »

Goofs

During the Hindu dream sequence, one can see the appliance that holds/guides the arrow in Henry Bullock's ear. (Also, the arrow has no arrowhead on it as it "enters" the ear.) See more »

Quotes

Brittle: Congratulations, sir.
Henry Martin: Eh, you can kiss ass later, Brittle.
Brittle: Thank you, sir.
See more »

Crazy Credits

and *introducing* John Cleese See more »

Connections

References Platoon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY
Words and Music by Jack Judge and Harry H. Williams
Public Domain
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brilliant comedy from Idle and Cleese
15 May 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a few nights ago as a late night Channel 4 film. Eric Idle and John Cleese are in classic Monty Python form, with a few in-jokes thrown in too. Rick Moranis is an interesting addition, not brilliantly funny, but he adds the American humour element. I was absolutely sure the film was a late 70's film, from the title sequence, visuals, jokes, the fact that it said "and introducing John Cleese" in the opening credits, and Eric Idle looks very young. I was very surprised to find it was from 1993!

Great comedy, I'd love to see more like this.


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Last of the Post-Python classics? richardhperkins
DVD kirkbyworld
The part where Tommy is trying to say what Henry is mouthing rizdek
Eric Idles song blane_underground
Tony Walker!? stueygill
Eric Idle's charactet sguphx
Discuss Splitting Heirs (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?