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Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 26 July 2011 (USA)
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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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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The smallest epic film you'll ever see!


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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

One of the Germans in the hindenburg is named igor and has eyes pointing of in different directions and is possibly a nod to the igor from Mel Brooks young Frankenstein played by Marty Feldman See more »

Goofs

The movie features the German airship Hindenburg which was destroyed in 1937 while the movie is set in 1940 See more »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

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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Brilliant!
28 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friends and I waited over an hour in line for tickets to this movie at the Edinburgh Film Festival as it was touted as one of the top 10 to see. The trouble was finding tickets as both screenings were sold out! The organisers added it to best of show on the last day of the festival

  • luckily. I absolutely loved it! Brilliant! Stan Steel how did you see
the movie again in July??? EIFF ended June 26th and I was at the last screening. I know it definitely hasn't been released because I've been tracking its status online. The art direction and animation were mind-blowing! At points I even had to remind myself that these were in fact puppets! I definitely recommend seeing this whenever it's out in theatres. Tally ho!


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