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Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

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A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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BBC Newsreader / Gaston (voice)
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Red Leader (voice)
Rory McHenry ...
Johnny (voice)
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Chris (voice)
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Tom (voice)
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The Vicar (voice)
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Albert / Goebbels (voice)
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Caroline Duff ...
F.A.N.Y. Girl 1 (voice)
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F.A.N.Y. Girl 2 / Dairy Maid / Heidi / Helga (voice)
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Daisy (voice)
Martyn Ellis ...
Zeppelin Captain / A.R.P. Wardens / Cumberland Farmer / Scottish Savages (voice)
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Igor / Joseph Kaplinsky / Farmer 1 / Skinny Guard / Scottish Savages (voice)
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Matron Rutty (voice)
Brian Conley ...
Zeppelin Crewman / Farmer 2 / Stupid Farmer / Erummel / Squire / Hereford Farmer (voice)
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World War II: What if Nazis seized London and all of England had to band together? When scarily campy Nazi leaders invade by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall, Churchill leaves his quiet retirement with a cat that looks like Hitler to issue a call to arms from his bunker under Downing Street. Chris, a young farm worker with large hands, rallies the village to fight the good fight -- including an alcoholic Vicar, the oldest man in the town, several idiots, a random Frenchman and Bobby Fiske, a swearing American who believes he's battling Russia. The world's future is in their tiny plastic hands. Innovative puppeteering animatronics from Scottish brothers Edward and Rory McHenry combine with the larger than life voices of Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall and Richard E. Grant. Written by Anonymous

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26 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Timothy Spall also played Winston Churchill in The King's Speech (2010). See more »

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During the first battle between the elite Punjabi Guards and the Germans, a Punjabi soldier is seen using the PIAT (Projector Infantry Anti-Tank) Rocket Launcher. But the PIAT was introduced in 1943 while the movie is set during the 1940 See more »

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Chris: Have you forgotten what being English means? It means being free. I might just be a simple farm boy, but at least I'm a free simple farm boy. What does freedom mean to you? Freedom to grow your own crops and graze livestock. Think what they'll do to your farms. Your cows, Farmer Grey. Your pigs, Mr and Mrs Sparrow. Think what will happen to your FANY, Matron Rutty. Join me... so that in future years you can proudly say, "I fought for England!" Now who is with me?
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Referenced in The King's Speech (2010) See more »

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Jerusalem
Words by William Blake and lyrics by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Performed by Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Merchant, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Pam Ferris and Cast
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14 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've no idea. Was it supposed to be a British attempt at Team America? If it was it was truly abysmal, 30 mins in and I realised I hadn't laughed or even chuckled once. At least Team America was brave in that it set out to ridicule everyone involved. For example Team America used a modern day scenario, and took the rise out of the liberal Hollywood elite - or what would be our 'luvvies' The problem is this lame attempt was voiced over by these very same luvvies, so that was out of the question. So what did they do, played safe and set it WW2 and had the Nazis,Hitler & Himmler as the fall guys AGAIN. I wouldn't mind but it wasn't even clever or witty let alone groundbreaking. I ended up fast forwarding it after 40 mins, it was that bad. If you chuckled at Team America then avoid this guff like the plague.


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