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Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

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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Based on an actual war. See more »

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Comedy | War

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3 December 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Az ifjú Churchill kalandjai  »

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£148,326 (UK) (5 December 2004)
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Trivia

When King George VI says, "I'll get her [Princess Elizabeth] to marry a Greek or someone," this is a reference to Elizabeth II's real-life marriage to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was born in Greece as the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the "Irish Cockney" pub, there is a quick cut away from Lillybet (without glasses), and back (with glasses). It is doubtful whether she could have put them on so quickly. 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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One extra scene and several outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

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Spoofs Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Falling In Love Again (Can't Help It)
Written by Friedrich Hollaender and Samuel Lerner
Published by Campbell Connely & Co Limited
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With all respect, you seem to have missed the point....
30 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I didn't expect to like this movie but actually it was a pleasant surprise. I think the fact that some of the dialogue clunked terribly added to the humour. The premise is ridiculous, yes, but it is so for a reason. The people making this film don't expect you to take it seriously, it's not a history lesson. The film delights in sending up stock Hollywood clichés, the token black guy, the Americans saving the world etc, and I would suggest it as a tonic to anyone who had just endured "Hollywood history" dross like Pearl Harbour or U-571. The script contains some cracking one-liners and there is a pretty great British cast. Having Hitler to stay at the palace is an inspired piece of comic invention and the story with the princess parodies Mel Gibson's Braveheart sub-plot quite hilariously The absurdity of the movie is what saves it, if they had gone and made a half hearted effort it would never have gotten to film. Give it a go.


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