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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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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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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)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Dillane (Inspector Burton) and Lena Headey (Emma) both went on to star in Game of Thrones as Stannis Baratheon and Cersei Lannister respectively. See more »

Goofs

During some of the scenes outside the bank, the sea can be seen down the street, e.g. when Simon meets Emma, dressed as a prostitute. Manchester is inland, whereas Liverpool (where the scenes were filmed) is beside the Mersey Estuary. 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

References The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamer
Performed by Supertramp
Written by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies
Used by kind permission of Rondor Music (London) Ltd /
Universal Music Publishing 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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Very Funny film with good one liners
20 September 2003 | by ((ggld2001@aol.com) United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very funny film with some good one liners. Also filmed not that far away from myself plus one of the actors actually come's from Halifax which makes a change from the normal Hollywood type cast. The plot is also orginal for a change.


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