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A Feast at Midnight (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  26 March 1995 (UK)
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A new student at a British public school forms a secret society centered around cooking and midnight feasting with other school misfits and outcasts.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurley ...
Cabbie
Freddie Findlay ...
Magnus
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Oberoi (as Sebastián Fernández-Armesto)
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Headmaster
Carol MacReady ...
Miss Plunder (as Carol Macready)
Andrew Lusher ...
Tava
Aled Roberts ...
Goof
Stuart Hawley ...
Bathurst
Jordan Ruffell ...
Mee
Edward Hassard ...
Cubitt
Matthew Blakiston ...
Merriman
Dominic Dowbekin ...
Williams
Harry Stapleton ...
Pears
Jake Meyer ...
Luerssen
Tom Radcliffe ...
Burkhart
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A new student at a British public school forms a secret society centered around cooking and midnight feasting with other school misfits and outcasts.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild sensuality and boyish pranks | See all certifications »
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Christopher Lee stated in interviews given at time of its release he worked for free on this project. See more »

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Chef: [after rushing the boys from the kitchen] "Now run away quickly! Go on! Run, runrunrun! Go and be naughty elsewhere, you little, little... chefs."
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A Feast of a Film!
21 November 2000 | by (Calgary, AB, Canada) – See all my reviews

Christopher Lee gives a splendid performance in one of the most charming films made in Great Britain in recent memory. A Feast at Midnight is one of those warm family entertainments that manages to delight both children and parents alike.

Young Magnus Gove (Freddie Findlay) is sent away to an austere boarding school that manages to serve the most unpalatable of meals. Even the Headmaster (Robert Hardy) can barely stomach the overly healthy menu. Magnus' father (Edward Fox in a short cameo) sends him a number of enticing recipes, which spur Magnus and his oddball group of friends to venture, in the dead of night, into that forbidden no-boys land of "The Kitchen". There they discover the true meaning of friendship as they concoct the most unlikely of meals. The interaction between the boys that make up "The Scoffers" club is priceless. All handled with just the right tone by director Justin Hardy (son of The Wicker Man's Robin Hardy), to avoid falling into the bottomless well of gushing sentimentality.

Christopher Lee handles the key role of Latin Master, V. E. Longfellow aka Raptor, with great aplomb. His stern features belie a warm and fun-filled heart as is evidenced by the exchange of low-key double entendre with Miss Plunder (Carol Macready) the housekeeper over her home-cooked meals. One of the most memorable moments is of course, the kitchen scene homage to Jurassic Park. I can't even begin to explain just how pleasing this scene is. There is no question that Mr. Lee's character lives up to and deserves the Raptor moniker! To check out a clip of the Raptor sequence, visit the Multimedia page here at the site. There is also a very gentle homage to Hammer, as Raptor wakes in the night upon hearing a noise, his eyes pop open in a darkened room, in a way that is very reminiscent of a Transylvanian Count. Truly one of Mr. Lee's best and warmest performances. An excellent demonstration of why Christopher Lee is far more than simply a horror icon, but a multi-talented actor capable of a wide range of characterization! Enjoy...


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