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The Parole Officer (2001)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 10 August 2001 (UK)
A failed parole officer framed for murder must enlist the help of his former clients to clear his name.

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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Emma Gilmour ...
Secretary
Susan Jane Tanner ...
Stern Woman
Iain Mitchell ...
Tribunal Chairman
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Tribunal Man
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George
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Jeff
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Colin
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Kirsty
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Inspector Burton
Bruce McGregor ...
First Policeman
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Emma
Justin Burrows ...
Mills
Marc Goodhall ...
Death / Student (as Marc Goodall)
Clive Kneller ...
Deacon
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Storyline

Failed parole officer Simon Garden (Coogan) is framed for a murder committed by one of Manchester's leading police officers. The only evidence proving his innocence is a CCTV video tape locked inside a bank vault. With the help of four inept ex-criminals and token love interest Emma (Lena Headey), Garden must break into the bank and steal the CCTV footage in order to clear his name. Written by Anon

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Steve Coogan Is....[The Parole Officer] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 August 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das B-Team: Beschränkt und auf Bewährung  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£902,028 (UK) (10 August 2001)
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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The stuffed koala with the drugs in it is a reference to director John Duigan's Australian background. It was originally to be a rabbit, so the ears of the stuffed toy could be seen peeping out of the top of Inspector Burton's bag. See more »

Goofs

CMT buses operate in Liverpool, not Manchester. See more »

Quotes

Simon Garden: [Trying to bribe the gunmen on the roof] 'OK, look. Er, in my wallet I've got forty pounds, that's twenty each!'
[Sounding to be a great deal and holds the money up enticingly]
Simon Garden: 'I've also got a cashcard here; the daily limit is two hundred, of which I've withdrawn forty, you've got that.'
[Like a gameshow host: 'you're prizes are safe']
Simon Garden: 'Now, the pin number; it's the Battle of Hastings... '
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits there is footage showing the cast dancing to "Heroes" by David Bowie See more »

Connections

Features Trumpton (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It On
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Written by Ed Townsend and Marvin Gaye
Published by Jobete Music Co/EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed by kind permission from the Film & TV Licensing division, part of the Universal Music Group
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A brilliant comedy
16 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This a very enjoyable film and is a great family film as well only if the kids are older than 12. I first watched it on video finding it at a car boot sale. I was defiantly glad i got it because i couldn't stop laughing through out the whole of the film. Since i have had it i have watched it about 8 times and still laugh each time. It has a great cast in it as well, such as Ben Miller, Om Purin, Lena Headey and many more. They all put in great performances that keep the audience laughing thanks to Steve Coogan who wrote the film himself. This a brilliant British comedy and will keep you laughing through out the whole of the film.


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