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Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Insp. Sam Stringer
Max Quinlan (as Chris Adamson)
Marcus Bentley ...
Photographer's Assistant
Liz Stringer
Tony Vernon-Smith
Russ Kane ...
Flying Eye Reporter
Clive Nathan
Cheryl Doll ...
Young Antonia
Alan Freeman ...
Disc Jockey (as Alan 'Fluff' Freeman)
Paula Hamilton ...
Surveillance Detective
Kate Howard ...
Melissa Dyer


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Murder, Vice, Corruption... All good English values. See more »

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Rated R for strong drug use and for violence, sexuality, and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 June 1995 (UK)  »

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Shameless  »

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Although Tim Sewell is credited with writing the screenplay from an original story by director 'Cole, Henry', shortly before the start of principal photography, Cole himself rewrote some sections of the script to bring out the British upper-class eccentricity which he felt was missing. See more »

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If I can Save Just One Person From This Waste of Time......
28 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You keep thinking that the cliches will stop, that someone will show some emotion, that an English word besides 'f...k' will be used to describe something.....but no, no, NO!! You are condemning yourself to a monumental waste of time if you think things will get any better.

The plot is so confusing, and then it becomes not even worth the bother to sort out. Maybe Elisabeth Hurley was playing a stony-faced, no-emotion, no-care druggy; or maybe....she CAN'T ACT!!! Whichever, even the coupling scenes (it would be an insult to call them 'love scenes') are amateurish. You don't even care about the torture scenes. Glad I couldn't recognize Claire Bloom...she was probably glad, herself.

The lighting is haphazard, the dialogue hardly comprehendible. I wasted $10 on this dog....mad, it was not. Boring, it most definitely was.

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