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The Boys in Blue (1982)

| Comedy, Family
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 overview, first billed only:
Bobby Ball ...
P.C. Bobby Ball
Tommy Cannon ...
Sergeant Tommy Cannon
Suzanne Danielle ...
Mr. Lloyd
Chief Constable Cranshaw
Jack Douglas ...
Chief Superintendent
Edward Judd ...
John Hilling
Arthur English ...
Billy Burden ...
Nigel Lambert ...
Estate Agent
Eric Francis ...
Fred the Postman
Ken Barker ...
Chief Superintendent's Driver
Richard Borthwick ...
Customs Officer
Customs Officer


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...


Comedy | Family





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English filming locations feature in the movie included Bedfordshire, Borehamwood, Buckinghamshire, Bushey Heath, Dorset, Eaton Bray, Edlesborough, Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, London, Lulworth Cove, St Albans, Wool, and Weymouth. See more »


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 »


P.C. Ball: [Answering the phone] Speak first, it's your money.
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »


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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The Worst Film Ever Made
18 December 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The utter, utter stupidity of this film is legendary. It is in fact known in the UK (to the tiny, tiny, number of people that have ever seen or even remember it) as the worst British film ever. The cast is tiny, Cannon and Ball, God forgive them (no really, they may well go to hell for this) don't even look ashamed! And when I tell you that a major plot device involves... SPOILER WARNING... a van disguised as a flying saucer THAT ACTUALLY FOOLS PEOPLE, you will know the level this film is pitching to. The only thing about the original was Will Hay, and he is very funny. The only thing about this is that someone lost about 75p making it. Hell, that's what? $1.50?

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