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 »
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 »
A Pakistani Irishman Kevin O'Grady arrives in England and joins the workforce at a novelty objects manufacturers. He also shares digs with his factory manager. He quickly becomes bemused ... See full summary »
Armitage runs a chemical company that is on the verge of producing a gas that causes temporary disability. Clearly the military want it but it is also sought by a group of Japanese. Both ... See full summary »
A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, ... 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 »
In the "flat feet" scene, Milligan takes off his left sock twice. 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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