Going Postal (2010)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
 Moist Von Lipwig
 Reacher Gilt
 Adora Belle Dearheart
 Dave Pins
John Henshaw ...
 Mr. George Pony
 Priest of Offler
 Miss Cripslock
Madhav Sharma ...
 Crispin Horsefry
Jimmy Yuill ...
 Mr. Spools
 Stanley Howler
 Mr. Pump (voice)


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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Release Date:

30 May 2010 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


Not being a professional actor, Terry Pratchett apparently had some difficulty in his small walk-on role and, in his own words, "needed six takes to master the tricky task of walking across the room". See more »


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 »


Moist Von Lipwig: [reading ravaged sign on Post Office] "No glom of nit can stay these mes engers abot their duty." What the hell does that mean?
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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 »


References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

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Excellent adaptation
31 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Of the three Sky adaptations of Pratchett's discworld novels this is by far the best. The storyline is true to the book although,as with the other two discworld films, since the history has not been covered by previous stories, more explanation is required which can get in the way of the plot on occasion.

Clair Foy's Adora Belle Dearheart is a little too jovial and Charles Dance is not quite menacing enough as the Patrician. Nonetheless the performances are very good and certainly believable enough for a fantasy world.

Sir Terry's influence on the script is obvious and the Post Office building is magnificent in it's conception.

If Sky can keep this up then I look forward to adaptations of the witches and watch novels with eager anticipation.

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