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Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (2003)

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An extra in a TV drama is finally given a line to say. He goes on to cause mounting chaos.

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Henry
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Herself
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Sandra Voe ...
Nancy McGill
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Milkman
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Lianne
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Kelly
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Joe
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Denis (as Philip Davis)
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Edgar
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Geoff
Paul Broughton ...
Tommy
Gemma Catlin ...
Alison
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An extra in a TV drama is finally given a line to say. He goes on to cause mounting chaos.

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[after a disastrous morning, the producer asks the director how much of this morning's filming he has actually completed]
Roland: So you've shot *nothing* all morning?
Phil Parish: Not yet.
Roland: Nothing of Scene 23?
Phil Parish: Not yet.
Roland: None of it?
Phil Parish: Not yet.
Roland: You've shot the master shot? You must have.
Phil Parish: [to Kelly] Tell him "not yet". I can't say it again - my brain's trapped.
Roland: So what the hell have you been doing?
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Remake of Red Letter Day: Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill (1976) See more »

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Written by Chunky Nelson
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22 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Another little British gem. Maybe I should have given it a ten, but almost nothing deserves a ten. Well, maybe Lord of the Rings. This is a very funny, very realistic film about everything that can go wrong and does while filming a TV show. Behind all that glamour and slickness you've got poor Bill Nighy, the director, trying to satisfy the producers and the writer and actually get this one scene filmed. And Tom Courtenay, a bit player who only has one line to say: a whole sixteen words he's been memorizing in his sleep. Both performances are superb, as are all the performances in the film. It is very funny, eccentric as only British film can be, and very realistic. I would recommend this film very highly, especially to those who are very critical of films without realising just what goes on behind the scenes. One of my kids works in film, and has told me what amount to horror stories about how difficult and frustrating doing a shoot can be. So while this film is really very funny, and a very good example of Murphy's Law, it is also realistic.


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