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The Rear Guard (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  10 August 1976 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Lou Jacobi ...
Sergeant Max Raskin
Cliff Norton ...
Captain Nick Rosatti
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Bert Wagner
Don Crawford
Dennis Kort ...
Bobby Henderson
Mr. Muldoon
Jim Connell ...
Father Fitzgerald
James McCallion ...
Colonel Walsh
German Captain
Ronda Copland ...
Marsha Wilson
Dave Morick ...
Frank Sanicola
Don Diamond ...
Claude Jones ...


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Doesn`t Work
28 April 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Wow an American version of the BBC comedy classic DAD`S ARMY ! What a masterstroke of stupidity , it`s a bit like making an American version of FAWLTY TOWERS or a British version of MARRIED WITH CHILDREN who in their right minds would do that ? Oh hold on somebody has on both the latter counts

There`s two things you should know . One is that both Britain the country and Britain the sit-com are divided by the class system , this is what makes DAD`S ARMY and umpteen other Brit sit-coms work . There`s a third thing you should also know and that is America prides itself on being a classless society . Worked out where this comedy pilot might fall down ? So instead of a middle class bank manager credited with some authority looking down his nose at his peers the jokes in REAR GUARD* tend to bounce off ethnic divides with a Jewish equivelent of Arthur Lowe telling his sargeant that " You can take the man out of the olive oil but you`ll never take the olive oil out of the man "

But don`t panic people this never went to a full series . Strange too that the script is directly culled from the DAD`S ARMY episode about the captured U-boat . If you`ve seen the source episode you won`t need me to tell you how flat everything is in comparison here . Nice to know someone at the TV studio ran up the white flag before anymore atrocities were committed

* I wonder if the show was named after Cpl Jones catchphrase " They don`t like it up`em sir " ?

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