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Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)

R | | Comedy | 10 March 2000 (UK)
Harold Smith, a quiet middle-aged Englishman becomes an instant celebrity when he suddenly starts exhibiting psychic and telekinetic powers. After he is arrested for accidentally killing ... See full summary »

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Harold Smith, a quiet middle-aged Englishman becomes an instant celebrity when he suddenly starts exhibiting psychic and telekinetic powers. After he is arrested for accidentally killing three pensioners by causing their pacemakers to stop, his lawyer brings in an extremely skeptical scientist to test whether or not Harold's powers are real. Meanwhile, Harold's son Vince, a disco devotee, is pining for his co-worker Joanna, who also happens to be the daughter of the scientist testing Vince's dad. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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When punk meets disco.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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£137,309 (UK) (10 March 2000)
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Michael Legge was offered a role in the film 4 days after completing his work on Alan Parker's Angela's Ashes (1999). See more »

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When the Police arrive after the 'house smashing' scene one of the vehicles is a Bedford CF with a 1976 registration plate. Whilst the vehicle was available in 1976, the model shown is a post 1980 face lifted version with a plastic radiator grille. See more »

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Night Fever
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees, The Bee Gees, Janus Stark
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Deserves to be one of this year's hit films
3 January 2000 | by (london,england) – See all my reviews

If you've seen the new Bond movie, you'll have seen the trailer for this film - believe me, it in no way does it justice. I was lucky enough to see the "world premiere" at the London Film Festival and I left that cinema grinning like an idiot.

Basically, this is not your stereotypical Britflick. It's a movie with a very strong cast, characters you actually care about, and a story that's original, hilarious and moving. Top marks too for the soundtrack - every song is a diamond, and they've even got Gizz, who I recognized as the guitarist with The Prodigy, playing some wicked stuff (let's just say that the final scenes need to be seen to be believed).

I don't see any reason why this film shouldn't be right up there with "Lock Stock" and "The Full Monty", but please - ignore the trailer.


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