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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)

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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who ... See full summary »

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Sir Hugo Coal
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Lady Harriet Coal
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Fledge
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Cleo Coal
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George Lecky
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Mrs. Giblet
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Doris
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Lavinia Freebody
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Inspector Limp
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Sidney Giblet
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Sir Edward Cleghorn
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Johm Lecky
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Harbottle
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Nick Lucas ...
Hubert Cleggie
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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing and then seduces Sidney. Did he have a role in Sidney's disappearance as well? Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Beneath the surface of respectability lies the shadow of our darker side.


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Rated R for sexuality and some gore | See all certifications »
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Sir Edward Cleghorn: You can't go around telling people dinosaurs were birds. They've been reptiles since Darwin was a boy.
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Sting exposes everything in the English countryside!
9 June 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

If you have been itching to see more Sting on film here's your chance! You'll get to see all of him and often. As some other reviews point out this is not the standard American thriller, it requires a lot more attention to innuendos and symbolism. Anyone who is familiar with English country life will know that the understated aversive actions of the characters are dictated by the unspoken societal rules of such a setting. With his wife on and off the screen Trudy Styler,Sting puts on one of his most erotic, and intriguing performances. (For the boys and the girls!)


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