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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 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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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

Certificate:

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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: In some ways it was very stimulating - trying to guess your next move, arrive at your destination before you - which I did.
Dinah: But, you missed the journey.
Zissell: The story of my life.
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Connections

References Dark Victory (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

When
Written by Dave Clark and Lenny Davidson
Played by The Dave Clark Five
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Just split for a bit
19 July 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

British rock band the Dave Clark Five gets to do its own version of A Hard Day's Night with Having A Wild Weekend. The film is replete with many of their well known hits of the day just as the Beatles' classic.

Front man Dave Clark works as a stuntman and the other members of the group are his flat mates. They have quite a pad too. While working on a commercial model Barbara Ferris who has become the British symbol via the ad campaign for meat just gets tired of it and she and Clark decide to just split for a bit.

Nothing more to tell other than this was the first feature film directed by John Boorman who would go on to do many more hit films including a favorite of mine Zardoz.

Fans of the group you will love this as much as Fab Four fans love A Hard Day's Night.


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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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