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Staggered (1994)

 |  Comedy  |  8 July 1994 (UK)
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Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his... See full summary »

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Neil Price
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Gary
Michele Winstanley ...
Tina
Kate Byers ...
Jackie
Sarah Winman ...
Hilary
David Kossoff ...
Elderly Man
Helena McCarthy ...
Elderly Woman
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Margaret
Sion Tudor Owen ...
Morris
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Flora
Jake D'Arcy ...
Pilot
John Forgeham ...
Inspector Lubbock
Dan Travers ...
Policeman
Steve Sweeney ...
Nutter
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Dr. Barnet
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Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his wedding day. Or is it? Written by Mark Craft <terra@compusmart.ab.ca>

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8 July 1994 (UK)  »

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£1,130,023 (UK) (5 August 1994)
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Final film of David Kossoff. See more »

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Graham: Women. Can't live with them, but it's anatomically impossible to get a blowjob by any other means.
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Comedy with 'deeps'
29 May 2001 | by (Devon, UK) – See all my reviews

Definitely an under-rated comedy. But I also wonder if there's more going on than comedy? The whole structure - Neil's journey home with trials, tribulations and odd characters detaining him, ending with the confrontation with a rival suitor, seemed to allude strongly to the Odyssey. There were strange elements too: why the final flashback to the police station, with the pan back in 'tunnel vision' style from the dark fading scene, before we see another, unknown, man finding himself naked in Scotland (and presumably beginning a similar journey)? And there was the constant allusion to death: the old woman rowing Neil to the mainland; Carmen's speech about death being the natural state of things; Neil's confrontation with the gunman; and the autopsy dream sequence. I kept thinking of "Jacob's Ladder" (whose hero, like Neil, spent the film nursing a painful injury, had a hallucinatory sequence of being vivisected while denying he was dead, and ended up embracing death). Are the events in "Staggered" Neil's near-death fabulation?


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