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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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Simon Rake ...
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James Long ...
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James Putnam ...
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Lieutenant Baker (as Tom Clarke-Hill)
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Nigel Harrison ...
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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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He's got the tool and he'll finish the job. 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 (United Kingdom), 5 December 2004, Limited Release
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Trivia

This comedy uses as a running joke the Hitler one testicle gag from a version of "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" lyrics sung to the Colonel Bogey March. It's even seen performed at a London concert much to Hitler's chagrin. The lyrics for the version performed here are: "Hitler has only got one ball, Göring has two but very small, Himmler is somewhat sim'lar, But poor old Goebbel's got no balls at all." Hitler's high-ranking off-siders Goebbels and Göring appear in the film. See more »

Goofs

As Princess Elizabeth ("Hollywood" version) admonishes US Churchill to shoot Hitler, the camera shot changes mid-sentence - and shows the Princess' arms to be in a different position than before. 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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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Churchill Rap
Written by Romany Malco and Simon Boswell
Re-mixed by André Jacquemin
Performed by Romany Malco and Christian Slater
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Great Cast, Great Humour, Great Movie
5 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

On entering the cinema to see this film today, I had very low expectations for this film. Leaving the cinema, I felt entertained, amused and not robbed of my £5.30.

I expected this film to be a gung-ho version of how the Americans saw the war. That is what I got, but the film really poked fun at the state of mega-budget American Historcal dramas. The whole idea of the film was excellent, the story, although very thin was laced with excellent set jokes and well placed one liners.

This is clearly a British Film. The whole look of the film was British. A large proportion of the cast were British. If you are British, have a basic knowledge of WW2 and a British sense of humour, you will love it.

You only have to look at the cast, see what sort of film you are getting. From the British comedy front Steve Pemberton and Mackenzie Crook shone.

Overall, this is by no means the greatest or funniest film of the year, but if you want a typically British movie go and see it!


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