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Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

Catch Us If You Can (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Music | 15 July 1965 (UK)
Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »

Director:

John Boorman

Writer:

Peter Nichols (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Dave Clark Five ... The Dave Clark Five
Barbara Ferris ... Dinah
David Lodge ... Louis
Robin Bailey ... Guy
Yootha Joyce ... Nan
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Zissell
Clive Swift ... Duffie
Ronald Lacey ... Yeano
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ... Grey
Michael Gwynn ... Hardingford
Marianne Stone ... Mrs. Vera Stone
Donald Morley ... Barker
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore ... Officer
Julian Holloway ... Asst. Director
Edgar Harrison Edgar Harrison ... Barman
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Storyline

Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their disappearance to generate more publicity for... meat. Written by George S. Davis

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Comedy | Music

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Trivia

Filming was interrupted on location when leading man Dave Clark complained about the film's costumes to Alexander Jacobs, who was the assistant to the film's producer, David Deutsch. Jacobs was married to the costume designer and reacted to Clark's remarks by punching him in the face. Clark's nose became, for a short time, extremely swollen and he could not be photographed, but he responded well to emergency medical treatment and shooting eventually continued. See more »

Quotes

Zissell: Advertising is not a game which can be played by the rules. Advertising is total war. One must play it with any weapons that come to hand. Brandy?
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Soundtracks

Ol Sol
Written by Dave Clark and Denis West Payton (as Dennis Paynton)
Played by The Dave Clark Five
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User Reviews

 
intriguing comparison study
11 November 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This follows the footsteps of The Beatles who released A Hard Day's Night a year earlier. This is The Dave Clark 5 having a wild weekend. As early rivals of the Beatles, they are not as charismatic or as successful. As a rock band, they had a good run but can't compare with the cultural earthquake of The Beatles. Few can.

The plot of this is relatively uninspired but that's not the real issue. The guys live together in a flat. Dinah is tired of her shooting a meat commercial and runs away with Steve (Dave Clark) who steals the Jaguar from the lot. They have a crazy adventure.

At the end of the day, Dave Clark is not a big enough personality. I'm not sure if he's even happy to be there. At least, the other guys are trying to be funny. The girl is pretty with good energy. The Beatles were having fun with the camera. Dave's not having fun with the material. This is a fascinating music time capsule and an intriguing comparison study between one icon and one also-ran.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1965 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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