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The Duke (1999)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  30 October 1999 (Iceland)
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When his nephew tries to wrest control of his estate from him,the Duke of Dingwall removes the boy from his will and leaves everything to his dog



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Duke
Clive Chives
Cecil Cavendish
Sophie Uliano ...
Shamela Stewart (as Sophie Heyman)
Lady Fautblossom
Justine Johnston ...
Mrs. Puddingforth
Lomax Study ...
Lord Huffbottom
Basil Rathwood
Frank C. Turner ...
Campbell Lane ...
Carolyn Sadowska ...
The Queen
Patrick J. Phillips ...
Butcher (as Patrick Phillips)


When his nephew tries to wrest control of his estate from him,the Duke of Dingwall removes the boy from his will and leaves everything to his dog

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A truly awful movie.
30 March 2005 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

Even those of us who like cute animal pictures --- and I abhor them ---would be hard pressed to find any merit in this abysmally bad travesty of a film. Perhaps inspired by "101 Dalmatians" with its smart and loyal dogs, its dumb and devious humans and its absurdly "happy" and predictable ending, the alternate title "101 Turkeys" springs to mind. That would just about cover everyone involved in its unfortunate production. I dismissed it as some inane Hollywood perversion of British customs before learning, to my horror, that it actually is a Canadian film, done in Victoria BC, that phony British theme park of a town, while sucking tax dollars out of Ottawa ON, that equally phony pit of Canadian mediocrity. Let me count the ways it is bad. The dizzy plot? The asinine script? The dismal performances and sophomoric direction? The cloyingly clever animals? The endless clichés and predictable slapstick? On second thought, neither I nor those browsing the IMDb have time for a complete catalogue of its failings. Yet were I to detail its merits, this space would remain blank. Trust me, it is bad; a signal monument in the vast pantheon of truly terrible (Canadian) cinema. If you have seen it already, my condolences. If you have not, stay away from it as you would SARS or bubonic plague. Or other movies with cute animals. Don't even let your children see it lest their tiny minds be warped by the even tinier minds of those who financed, fabricated and filmed this frightful folly. Perhaps tonight, when I retire, I will have a nightmare with ghastly fanged beasts springing from the bed table as I flee in frantic flight. I hope so. It will be a far far better thing I do than watch this beastly banal boondoggle. But then, I might dream that I had to watch it a second time and the sheer terror and cold sweat of that makes me want to stay up all night, trembling at the very possibility of seeing it again even as a bad dream. I might even find something worthwhile to watch in its stead. Maybe "Godzilla" or "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes" Perhaps the instruction video for my built in vacuum cleaner.

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