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Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002)

After her husband's death, woman starts looking for independence.

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Thelma Caldicot
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Derek
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Veronica
Gwenllian Davies ...
Audrey
Sheila Reid ...
Joyce
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Leslie
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Bernard
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Hawksmoor
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Matron
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Jenkins
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JB
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Nick Reid
Terence Rigby ...
Henry Caldicot
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Victoria
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Gina
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Not so aged widow Thelma Caldicot is coerced into a resthome by her manipulative son and daughter-in-law after the death of her bullying husband. Apathy turns to anger and then action as the medication is discarded and Thelma discovers her mettle. She and her aged cohorts stage a rebellion but the result is something nobody envisaged. Written by Taita

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31 January 2003 (UK)  »

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A Guerra do Repolho  »

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Goofs

In the scene where everyone is watching the TV interview from the hotel room, there is a reflection in the silver serving trays of the studio lighting rig. Something moves back and forward, possibly a boom mic. See more »

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DOWN AT THE OLD BULL & BUSH
Composed by Harry von Tilzer (as Harry Von Tilzer) / 'Andrew Sterling (II)' (as Andrew B. Sterling) / Russell Hunting / Percy Krone
Published by B. Feldman & Co. Ltd and Redwood Music Ltd
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Life you wouldn't want of a care home.
11 January 2015 | by (ferndown) – See all my reviews

This film shows just how people are regarded over the age of 60, and unfortunately because generations are getting older, it will only get worse. Everyone in this film shows just what can be achieved if you don't have to sit & eat cabbage and be doped up to the eye balls.

Pauline Collins, plays her part so well, to be put into a home, just because her son (Peter Capaldi) and his wife want her home after his father dies, and now his mother has become "past it." The film shows just how in a position to either be putting someone in to a care home, or being made to go into a care home should be aware of, because this certainly is an eye opener. People are not "past it" just because they don't work, or have lost their partners.


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