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Hunting Venus (1999)

TV Movie  -  Comedy  -  31 March 1999 (UK)
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Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

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Simon Delancey
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Charlotte
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Cassandra
Esther Coles ...
Jacqui
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John (as Daniel Webb)
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Peter
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Gavin
Marlene Sidaway ...
Marge Beake
Roger Watkins ...
D.J. Hoardes
Jean Ainslie ...
Lovely Old Lady
Ian Gain ...
Car Dealer
Dermot Keaney ...
Doctor
John Mackle ...
Production Assistant
Stephen Churchett ...
Antiques Dealer
Laura Heath ...
Peter's Secretary
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Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

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Venus - Huonosti käyttäytyvä bändi  »

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Brilliant.
17 May 1999 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This was a superb piece of work. I was forced to watch this with my mother, and she wasn't able to understand what the film was actually a spoof of. I was; and it was done quite brilliantly.

The show is, of course, stolen by Neil Morrissey's performance as Charlie/Charlotte, but the rest of the Hunters (and the rest of the cast; Jane Horrocks' versatility shines through yet again, with the whole idea of her being a lesbian landlady in a seaside resort b&b verging on the ridiculous) add in some vital and amazingly funny elements.

Whether this was intended to be a comic work is not stated or known, but it succeeds. It is a quality parody of the music scene of the early 1980's. If ITV ever show it again, watch it.


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