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George and Mildred (1980)

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Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their anniversary at a posh London hotel - whatever the cost. However, a shady businessman mistakes George for a hit man.

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Yootha Joyce ...
Brian Murphy ...
Stratford Johns ...
Harry Pinto
Norman Eshley ...
Sheila Fearn ...
Kenneth Cope ...
Harvey
David Barry ...
Elvis
Sue Bond ...
Marlene
Nicholas Bond-Owen ...
Tristram Fourmile (as Nicholas Bond Owen)
Neil McCarthy ...
Eddie
Dudley Sutton ...
Jacko
Garfield Morgan ...
Bridges
Harry Fowler ...
Fisher
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Spanish Businessman
Michael Angelis ...
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Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their anniversary at a posh London hotel - whatever the cost. However, a shady businessman mistakes George for a hit man.

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She's still trying to steer him towards romance. He still doesn't know what she's driving at.

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Released after the death of one of its stars Yootha Joyce. See more »

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Sad swansong of the 70's sitcom spin off
25 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This, the last and probably least, of all big screen versions of situation comedies is made even more unfortunate by being released after the untimely death of Youtha Joyce. It is surely not a way she would have wanted to have been remembered. This follows all the established clichés of other sitcom adaptations: going on holiday, mistaken identity, and the involvement of incompetent organised crime (the main villain is occasionally seen bald and sometimes bewigged, no doubt a homage to Lex Luthor in the contemporaneous Superman film). A whole plethora of bit-part British actors of the period gives a slight pleasure since the viewers can entertain themselves with the "What's his name? I recognise the face. Wasn't he in-?" game. Otherwise this is a painful experience. The script is dreadful even by spin off standards. Everything here is lazy and more importantly, unfunny. Typical scene: A hit-man runs up a flight of stairs to kill George and out of breath, he talks to Mildred about his children, then takes the lift down only to run up again, spots George (by chance) but then not kill him. Its a drawn out and embarrassingly bad sequence and not remotely amusing. In the end, the villains chase George and Mildred in their car. We are told repeatedly they are going down a dead end. However the road (unlike the script) is not a dead end. After the villains have a cheaply shot and unfunny crash, the Ropers end up on an airfield which seems to be created merely so George can elicit the hilarious line "He's flying a bit low."


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