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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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History... Hollywood style! 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) (3 December 2004)
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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 »

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

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Lieutenant Baker: Shakespeare was American?
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One extra scene and several outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 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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Criminal waste of comic talent
6 June 2005 | by (Sunny Southend, UK) – See all my reviews

The idea probably looked quite funny on paper, but sadly this film fails to deliver any real laughs at all. What is the point of having all those comedy giants in the movie, but not actually giving them anything particularly funny to say or do. You can see that this could have been so much better. The director, Peter Richardson, has touched on this theme before in the genuinely funny, "Strike!". That film spoofed how Hollywood might just treat a big screen adaptation of the 1984 UK miners strike. It is spot on. But this is just so wide of the mark. I give credit to the cast, who seemed to be doing their best with a pretty mediocre script. Christian Slater at least gave his part his best shot, and he did have some of the better dialogue. It just seems that there wasn't enough to go round. A tragedy.


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