A failed parole officer framed for murder must enlist the help of his former clients to clear his name.

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Cast

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Emma Gilmour ...
Secretary
Susan Jane Tanner ...
Stern Woman
Iain Mitchell ...
Tribunal Chairman
James Smith ...
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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Fighting crime the only way he knows how. Badly. See more »

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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)

Gross:

£3,214,144 (UK) (14 September 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A CGI shot of a wasp flying up Steve Coogan's nose took 12 hours and 10,000 feet of 35mm film before the wasp flying in a small glass cabinet could be coaxed into the nostril of green wax head See more »

Goofs

George mentions that 1962 was the year that the American pop band The Beach Boys formed. While their first album "Surfin' Safari" did come out in 1962, the band formed and released their first single in 1961. See more »

Quotes

Simon Garden: I saw a man strangle a human being - well, an accountant anyway.
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During the first part of the credits there is footage showing the cast dancing to "Heroes" by David Bowie See more »

Connections

References A Short Film About Killing (1988) See more »

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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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COOGAN DOES IT AGAIN

Steve Coogan is a hero of mine from Paul Calf to Alan Partridge to even Tony Ferrino he is a master of comedy. He has constructed in this film a fantastic premise filled with brilliant set pieces and fabulous 1 lines.

This film is the comedy of the year dont miss it.

5 out of 5


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