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Run for Your Wife (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  14 February 2013 (UK)
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John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which ... See full summary »

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Michelle Smith
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Stephanie Smith
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Gary Gardner
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Susie Browning
Christopher Biggins ...
Bobby Franklin
Lionel Blair ...
Cyril
Nicholas Le Prevost ...
D. S. Porterhouse
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D. S. Troughton
Derek Griffiths ...
PC Pulford
Nick Wilton ...
Taxi Driver
Jeffrey Holland ...
Dick Holland
Louise Michelle ...
Frances
Carli Norris ...
WPC Matthews
'Trixie' Dehaan ...
Bag lady's dog
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John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John unwittingly becomes a have-a-go hero and the Finsbury and Stockwell police forces discover something suspicious in their paperwork, John's happy bubble is about to be burst. The action of the movie takes place during the next hectic 24 hours as John, with the assistance of his gullible neighbor Gary, rush between North and South London attempting to thwart the police and prevent the two loving wives coming face to face! Written by Production

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John Loved Having a Wife So Much, He Got Two of Them.

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Final acting role of Bill Pertwee. See more »

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Run for Your Wife
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Sophisticated Hilarious Humour
21 February 2013 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the funniest movies I've seen in the last 10 years.

Dyers intelligent yet madcap portrayal of a cheating Cab driver is as heart wrenching in it sincerity and emotional depth as it is side- splittingly funny in its zaniness.

It is refreshing to see the old established characters of British comedic farce like the doting wife, the perpetually hopeful mistress, the cheater reinvented and thrown hurtling back into 2013 so sharply and freshly they could be riding a thunder bolt from Zeus himself.

I doubt this movie will be tipped for Oscar greatness simply because it is too clever for the average viewer to appreciate, its more likely to be a slow burning gem in the vintage of Shawshank, where a mass audience slowly grows through word of mouth.

One of those rare gems that makes wading through most of the rubbish out there seem worth while, a must see for the whole family.


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