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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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Trivia

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

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A German tank destroys The Cenotaph to gain access to Downing Street. The Cenotaph is not located at the junction of Downing Street & Whitehall, it is further down the street. See more »

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Himmler: So, you still can't find a way into England, Goering?
Hermann Goering: Nein. I have tried everything.Zis endless fog over the Englander Channel has prevented all of our plans for invading England.
Himmler: Well, now that the whole of ze Englander army is stuck in France and ze RAF is annihilated!
Hermann GoeringGoebbels: [singing] Ah-da, da-da, da-da!
Himmler: Ze Fuhrer has an ingenious plan of attack.
Hermann Goering: Oh, what is it, Herr Himmler? I have tried every possible means of attacking zat little island.
Himmler: He wants us to dig under ze Englander Channel right into ...
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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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Disgraceful, Borderline racist.
10 September 2012 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I struggled to get through this rubbish, I found the racial stereotypes to be quite shocking, even with an " attempt" at humor you still need to keep good taste in mind, I must have missed something with this drivel, The portrayal of nationalities was far from humorous, I've got a pretty wide humor tolerance and for this to offend me prompting my first ever review may hint at my disdain, I'd have Ewan Macgregors headexamined for taking this role, the same with the other voice actors, That said the puppets and the way the stop motion was done was good but not good enough to cover up the overall shambles this attempt was, I'm annoyed enough to contemplate reporting it for the way it portrays the Scots, English and Indian people in it, and it making one person feel that way pretty much makes a case, A turd of a film.


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