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The Boys in Blue (1984)

Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bobby Ball ...
P.C. Bobby Ball
Tommy Cannon ...
Sergeant Tommy Cannon
Suzanne Danielle ...
Kim
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Mr. Lloyd
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Chief Constable Cranshaw
Jack Douglas ...
Chief Superintendent
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John Hilling
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Arthur English ...
Farmer
Billy Burden ...
Herdsman
Nigel Lambert ...
Estate Agent
Eric Francis ...
Fred the Postman
Ken Barker ...
Chief Superintendent's Driver
Richard Borthwick ...
Customs Officer
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Customs Officer
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Storyline

Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they decide to invent some crimes to justify their existence. When they try to steal a painting from a local rich businessman (Roy Kinnear), they accidently stumble across a gang of real art thieves who have just stolen £1 million worth of paintings. It is up to the two bungling cops to stop them escaping with their haul. Written by measham

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A really blue movie...

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Comedy | Family

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17 May 1984 (Netherlands)  »

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Tom und Bobby in Aktion  »

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The movie was made and released about forty-three years after the original film Ask a Policeman (1939) from which it was loosely based and is considered a remake of. See more »

Goofs

As Bobby realises he's late for his date with Kim, Tommy forces the teacup onto him; some of the tea spills onto Bobby's shirt and starts to seep into a stain. However there is no sign of the damp spot in all subsequent shots during the scene. See more »

Quotes

P.C. Ball: [Answering the phone] Speak first, it's your money.
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Connections

References Rawhide (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boys in Blue
(closing song)
Written and Composed by Geoff Gill, Bobby Ball and Pete Tyrell
Sung by Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball
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Classic British comedy
25 June 2003 | by (Cornwall, UK) – See all my reviews

Contrary to other comments this is a British classic. If you're not a Cannon & Ball fan - don't read on - in fact, why watch it??!! True "CannonBallians" will relish in the banter between two of the top comedy double acts.

Never again, alas, will we see the likes of Roy Kinnear ("If I 'ad a secretary, I'd 'ave someone with something that bounces up & down when she's typing <wheezy laugh>") or Jon Pertwee ("That's very kind of you I'm sure - such heartwarming social sentiments are hard to find in these grasping avericious days") but they are immortalised here.

My personal favourite is the "somebody at the door" scene - but there are plenty of others to have you in stitches including "I'm going to lend you me Monarch of the Glen"!!!!

Top marks for a top film!


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