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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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Emma Gilmour ...
Secretary
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Iain Mitchell ...
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Tribunal Man
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Bruce McGregor ...
First Policeman
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Justin Burrows ...
Mills
Marc Goodhall ...
Death / Student (as Marc Goodall)
Clive Kneller ...
Deacon
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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

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

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10 August 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das B-Team: Beschränkt und auf Bewährung  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£902,028 (United Kingdom), 12 August 2001, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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Simon Garden suffers from hypoglycemia. This is a backhanded tribute to Armando Iannucci who worked with Steve Coogan on his Alan Partridge character. The disorder is like a reverse diabetes in which the sufferer has to ingest carbohydrates on a regular basis to combat overproduction of insulin. This is why Simon is constantly eating potato crisps (potato chips in the U.S.). See more »

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The canal water is calm after Simon falls into it. See more »

Quotes

[demonstrating a remote-controlled toy fire-engine with a camera on the ladder]
Kirsty: What is it?
George: It's a GOTLER.
Kirsty: A what?
Colin: A George-operated time-lock equalising robot.
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Don't Stop Moving
Performed by S Club 7
Written by Rachel Stevens, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Jon Lee,
Paul Cattermole, Jo O'Meara, Tina Barrett, Shep Soloman and Simon Ellis
Used by kind permission of 19 Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd, Universal Music Publishing Ltd and Rondor Music (London) Ltd
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Courtesy of A&M Records/Polydor UK 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
10 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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