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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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3 December 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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

Thrice, we see Lieutenant Baker and Captain Davies in the PM's office; once towards the beginning of the film, once towards the end, and once just into the credits. In the first instance, there appears to be some sort of card propped upright as part of the decor on the mantelpiece, behind the PM, to the (viewers') left. This card disappears partway through the second instance in the PM's office, and stays gone from there on in. See more »

Quotes

Hitler: What is this with you Americans? With the fucking this and fucking that and up ze butt and in ze ass. You can't even say this word proberly, as the English taught you. It is arse, arse arse!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Colonel Bogey on Parade
Composed by Kenneth Alford
Courtesy of Bandleader Recordings Copyright 2000
By permission of Boosey & Hawkes Licensing
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Enjoyable Spoof
4 December 2004 | by (Sheffield, UK) – See all my reviews

Great idea - overplayed in places, but still enjoyable.

If they'd have been a bit more subtle in places they'd have made a better film. Performances of Neve Campbell as Princess Elizabeth and Phil Cornwall as Martin Boreman (with a great east-end accent) really stand out. Pity they didn't have time to develop some of the supporting roles especially the irish cockney of Mackenzie Crook and Miranda Richardson as Eva Braun

One to look back on laugh. Just wish they could do a sequel but in reverse - the British all action hero Churchill saving America from the Communist threat !


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