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Going Postal (2010)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  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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A cross-genre police procedural series based on the characters and locations created within Terry Pratchett's Discworld franchise.

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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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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 »

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When the Postmaster goes up onto the roof to pray, the clacks are working, although Adora they were all frozen and out of commission. See more »

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Miss Cripslock: Mr Gilt, today's increase in the price of clacks' messages is the fifth this year. Surely that is extortion.
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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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 2 June 2010 (2010) See more »

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24 September 2010 | by (Virginia Beach, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Perhaps I lack sophistication but I liked it.

It's been so long since I read the book that the details were fuzzy to me but as with the other two adaptations I can live with the changes. To do faithful film versions would require making mini-series of them.

I didn't expect a high budget production and expected to see changes, partly to make sense in the allotted time and partly to appeal to a broader audience.

As for the uninitiated, I'd think that those who liked it will like the book better and those who don't probably wouldn't like the book either.

Even with all the flaws in the movies I hope to see other of T. Pratchett's books adapted to film. I'm rooting for "Night Watch" as the next one.


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