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Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  5 April 2013 (UK)
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Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Rice ...
Dave the Gardener
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Harry Papadopoulos
Selina Cadell ...
Mrs. Parrington
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James Papadopoulos
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Katie Papadopoulos
Thomas Underhill ...
Martin Ball ...
Awards Presenter
Chris Simmons ...
Photographer
Ivanno Jeremiah ...
Door Knocker
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News Reporter
Jimmy Roussounis ...
Fat Laki
Paul Herzberg ...
Nicholas
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Rob
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Sophie
George Potts ...
Rupert
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Self-made businessman Harry Papadopoulos has got it all; a mansion house; awards and a super rich lifestyle. However, on the eve of a property deal of a lifetime, a financial crisis hits and the banks call in their huge loans. Harry and his family lose everything in an instant. Everything, except the dormant and forgotten Three Brothers Fish & Chip Shop half owned by Harry's larger than life brother Spiros who's been estranged from the family for years. With no alternative, Harry and his family, plant enthusiast James; fashion victim Katie; nerdy Theo and their loyal nanny Mrs. Parrington, are forced to pack their bags, leave their millionaire lifestyle and join 'Uncle Spiros' to live above the neglected Three Brothers chippie. Together they set about bringing the chip shop back to life under the suspicious gaze of the their old rival, Hassan, from the neighbouring Turkish kebab shop whose son has his own eyes on Katie. Each family member must come to terms with their new life in ... Written by Anonymous

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Success is the joy you feel! Only when you lose everything, do you find it all.

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Spiros Papadopoulos: [addressing a crowd] We were children when we came to the U.K. with nothing. We start agin! Fat Laki; the weight you lost is an inspiration. Phil 'the Till'; you've helped many Greeks with your... tax-friendly till machines. Ey... only two things are certain in life; death and taxes. Unless you're Greek!
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Spiros Papadopoulos: Then it's only death!
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An intelligent family comedy
27 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this life affirming, heart warming, very funny film. Great to see someone broaching big subjects (financial collapse, Greece/Turkey, business competition vs co-operation) with humor, warmth and compassion. A clever story too. Stephen Dillane is pitch perfect and eminently watchable. Great performances all round, actually. I hope that this gets a major release in this country. Too many of these low budget gems never get proper distribution. I saw another great film Hassan and Morcos at the London Film Festival a few years back and that hasn't been released here as far as I know and that was also excellent. How can we get more quality comedies like this into our high street cinemas?


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