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Splitting Heirs (1993)

 -  Comedy  -  30 April 1993 (USA)
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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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The final film of Stratford Johns. See more »

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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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REMEMBER NOT LORD OUR OFFENCES
Music by Henry Purcell
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A Not Quite Perfect Blend of British and Canadian Humor
21 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American (Rick Moranis), whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again.

The problem with this film is that it is only three-quarters baked. Eric Idle is an excellent writer, but I feel like he did not give himself enough time between the writing and the beginning of filming. An additional joke or revision here or there might have made all the difference.

Rick Moranis shines, John Cleese is excellent. Eric Idle himself is quite good. Give them a bit more to work with and this film could have been a winner. Instead, it has been largely forgotten. Even an early appearance from Catherine Zeta-Jones did not save it.


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