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Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

 |  Comedy, War  |  3 December 2004 (UK)
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In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army... See full summary »

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In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army officer claims the cigar-smoking iconic PM was an actor, Ray Bubbles, impersonating his own father, USMC lieutenant Winston Churchill, a genius spy who stole an enigma code machine and almost single-handedly won a very alternative battle for Britain. Written by KGF Vissers

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Az ifjú Churchill kalandjai  »

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£148,326 (UK) (3 December 2004)

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£148,326 (UK) (3 December 2004)
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Trivia

'Winston Churchill' receives his first ever "actor" credit in this film, playing the part of Roy Bubbles. However, the role was played unwittingly, as the film uses archive footage of Winston in public to fit the part. See more »

Goofs

A mat can be seen to cushion Jim Charoo's fall onto the railway track. See more »

Quotes

Lord W'ruff: I want you to take this to the King's bedroom.
[hands him a book]
Bendle: Oh?
Lord W'ruff: Place it beside his bed.
Bendle: 'Me in Kamp F'. What's this, a gay prison story?
Lord W'ruff: No, it's 'Mein Kampf'. It's by a German. Full of interesting ideas. Make sure the King sees it.
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Crazy Credits

One extra scene and several outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) See more »

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Elgar- Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
Composed by Edward Elgar
By permission of Boosey & Hawkes Licensing
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Who put blood or sweat into this thing?
25 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One hint about "Churchill: The Hollywood Years": Ask around . . . no one's seen it. Cooler heads probably managed to mothball this seeming direct-to-airline release. (I sat through it having run out of other on-demand options during a very long flight from Asia to NYC.) The premise in an interesting one, not a good one; Hollywood producers have made a Winston Churchill bio-pic with a young American GI (Christian Slater) in the lead for the benefit of the American audience. It's hard to single out the writing, acting, or direction for criticism because the entire film seems to consist of (justified) outtakes from a movie that may have had some idea what it was doing in the comic space between "Airplane" and "The Player." The film that finally makes it on to the seatback in front of you is jaw droppingly ill-conceived.


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