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Going Postal (2010)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery  |  30 May 2010 (UK)
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

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Moist Von Lipwig
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Reacher Gilt
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Adora Belle Dearheart
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Groat
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Drumknott
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Dave Pins
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Mr. George Pony
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Priest of Offler
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Miss Cripslock
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Crispin Horsefry
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Mr. Spools
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Stanley Howler
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Based on Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel involves a skillful con artist Moist Von Lipwig who finds the tables turned and it's he himself who conned into becoming the Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General. A position that has not been filled in years. Written by Richard Johnson

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Trivia

The last line, spoken by Terry Pratchett (as a postman), is "That's a bit of an embuggerance". This is a reference to Sir Terry's diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, which he's always referred to as 'A Wretched Embuggerance". See more »

Goofs

When Groat stamps the letter, we see the letter in closeup as he bangs the stamp down in the very corner of the envelope. In the next shot, from a different angle, the stamp is in a different place on the envelope. See more »

Quotes

Ridcully: [entering Lord Vetinari's office] This had better be important. I'm in the middle of an experiment.
Lord Vetinari: Involving a knife and fork, no doubt.
Ridcully: [sighing] I don't expect a layman to understand the pressures of university life.
Lord Vetinari: Incredible though it may seem, we've found a practical use for one of your magical devices.
Ridcully: Have you?
Lord Vetinari: The object in question is, um...
[Lord Vetinari looks at Drumknott]
Drumknott: An omniscope, my lord.
Lord Vetinari: Enabling us to see things at a distance, I believe.
Ridcully: The omniscope is a highly complex, ...
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Crazy Credits

The author of the book on which this miniseries is based, Terry Pratchett, is credited in the opening credits of both parts with the line '"Mucked About" by Terry Pratchett' See more »

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Follows The Color of Magic (2008) See more »

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Weaker than Hogfather, but still pretty good
4 June 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I have not read the books, so I can hardly comment on the similarities or differences from the story, feel or characters therein. I thought it was a fun movie, with good actors but with a slightly commercial script.

The Discworld universe is presented in a far more modern light, where magic gives way to technology and economic mechanisms. The entire film is a satire to the present capitalist world and no one is left unscathed. Company owners that cheat and lie and do anything for a bottom line, shadowy and powerful people that change the course of the "free" market as they see fit for their (often petty) needs, ridiculous worker syndicates, corporate spying, bureaucracy, nothing is spared.

However, while it makes for a good social commentary, the film is less funny and definitely less magical than the previous two adaptations of Discworld stories. I would say that if it weren't for the attention to detail of British actors and film makers, this film would probably have felt average.

Bottom line: nice, but I kind of expected a little more.


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