London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins ...
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Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they ... See full summary »
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »
Professors Vooshka and Crump decide to visit an archaeological site to study the artifacts there. Lo and behold, it's right next to a caravan site where all manner of people are staying. ... See full summary »
The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »
Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition. But the Sultan of Turkey, who makes a ... See full summary »
London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins training to take part in the War. But along the way Spike and his friends get involved in many amusing - and some not-so amusing - scrapes. Based on the first volume of Milligan's war memoirs.Written by
Spike Milligan was 21 when called up to serve in WW2; however, Jim Dale (I) was 38 when he portrayed Milligan in this film. See more »
When the platoon are in the field about to start the 5 mile run, as the camera moves around behind the Sgt, several crew members are briefly visible at the front of the lorry. See more »
[Having spent all night on sentry duty, Spike hears footsteps]
Halt! Who goes there?
[In a broad Yorkshire accent]
Adolf Bloody 'itler!
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Features no material at all from the book, probably because all the filthy humor and language would have been far too x rated for a 1972 film. Utterly crap film. Not funny, bad direction, bad acting, terrible dialogue. No redeeming qualities whatsoever There really is nothing more to say about this horrendously bad film, having said that, if you are a weak minded individual and you like similarly unfunny crap from the early 70's (on the buses, carry on movies) you might very well enjoy this terrible film. It's a chore to sit through, I can only imagine Spike was desperate for the money or to make a feature film or something like that. Read the book instead.
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