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Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  12 June 1998 (UK)
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Aunt Agnes vainly tries to force Emily to marry boring Cedric by taking them to Italy and India hoping that Emily will forget about the handsome George.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Artus ...
Hurdler
Kevin Furlong ...
Hurdler
Nicholas Selby ...
Don 1
John Boswall ...
Don 2
...
Edward
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Cedric
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Aunt Agnes
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Emily
...
Hudson Junior
Jon Croft ...
Station Master
Charles Simon ...
Hudson Senior
Anna Livia Ryan ...
Rosie
...
George
Brian Glover ...
Eric
...
His Butler's Voice
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Storyline

Young upper-class fellow Edward arrives with his friend Cedric at the family manse, Ivory Hall. He plans to pair off Cedric with his sister Emily. Emily, on the other hand, falls in love with a son of local peasant, George. Old Aunt Agnes sends all the bunch off, first to Italy and then to India, so Emily would forget George, who is an undesirable partner for her because of class differences, and choose Cedric. Written by Anonymous

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I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 June 1998 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,935 (USA) (27 August 1999)

Gross:

$69,582 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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Trivia

Film producer Ismail Merchant, whose work the movie spoofs, refused the offer of a cameo role as a merchant. See more »

Quotes

Emily Ivory: I'm a beautiful, young virgin in Italy. I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!
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Connections

Spoofs Howards End (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Adagietto
from "Symphony No.5"
by Gustav Mahler
Performed by The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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No body can lampoon the Brits like the Brits.
17 February 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Stiff Upper Lips" pokes fun at the crustiness of the British upper crust as it follows a silly ensemble of aristocrats from England to Italy to India and back. Those who groan at puns and mutter "humph!" at wry humor will likely enjoy "SUL" while those who don't will suffer the opposite reaction. How enjoyable this film is will depend solely on the sense of humor of the viewer. Funny or not, "SUL" is undeniably a jolly well done spoof.


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