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Splitting Heirs (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 April 1993 (USA)
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 »

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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>

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A wickedly funny comedy of royal proportions.

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

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$3,246,063 (USA)
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Trivia

The final film of Brenda Bruce. 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 »

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Brittle: Congratulations, sir.
Henry Martin: Eh, you can kiss ass later, Brittle.
Brittle: Thank you, sir.
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and *introducing* John Cleese See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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LA MÈRE
Music by Michael Kamen
Lyrics by Eric Idle
Performed by Eric Idle
Published by Michael K-Man Corp. and Sony Songs, Inc.
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Certainly no comedy masterpiece, but fun nonetheless
7 December 1999 | by (BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

Gosh, I seem to be one of the few people who enjoyed this movie. It certainly wasn't up to the standards of Eric Idle's and John Cleese's other movies, but it still far surpassed many other comedies available (IMHO anyways).

Some parts of this movie had me in stitches. John Cleese right at the end standing on the car for instance.

I'd say this movie isn't the best in the world, but It's still good. 7 out of 10.


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