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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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Angela
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Brenda Bruce ...
Mrs. Bullock
William Franklyn ...
Andrews
Charu Bala Chokshi ...
Mrs. Patel (as Charubala Chokshi)
Jeremy Clyde ...
14th Duke
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Jobson the Doorman
Bridget McConnell ...
Nanny
Bill Stewart ...
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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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The final film of Stratford Johns. See more »

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At the 1 hour, one minute mark of the film, Patel falls from a window shutter and lands on a poolside lounger, which rolls into the swimming pool. You can clearly see the attached cable, the Crew used to pull the lounger into the pool. See more »

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Kitty: Sex before the wedding is so much better without the groom.
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and *introducing* John Cleese See more »


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IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY
Words and Music by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
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Very under rated
2 September 2003 | by (Rhondda, South Wales) – See all my reviews

This film cracks me up, especially John Cleese's character, the sight of Cleese rolling down a hill atop of an upside down Renault which moves thanks to the bikes holding up the entire car, will stay with me forever. I'm giggling to myslef as I write this review. Admittedly it's not for everyone. For example, a lot of Americans prefer bold, in-your-face comedy to Brit wit.

Also, this is probably Eric Idles second best film outside of Monty Python (1st being Nuns On The Run).


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