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Rentadick (1972)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 29 June 1972 (UK)
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 »

Director:

Jim Clark

Writers:

Graham Chapman (as Jim Viles), John Cleese (as Kurt Loggerhead) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Booth ... Simon Hamilton
Richard Briers ... Miles Gannet
Julie Ege ... Utta Armitage
Ronald Fraser ... Major Upton
Donald Sinden ... Jeffrey Armitage
Tsai Chin ... Madam Greenfly
Kenneth Cope ... West
John Wells John Wells ... Owltruss
Spike Milligan ... Customs officer
Winnie Holman Winnie Holman ... Maid
Patsy Crowther Patsy Crowther ... Old Lady
Patricia Quinn ... Chauffeuse
Michael Rothwell Michael Rothwell ... Removal Man
Michael Sharvell-Martin Michael Sharvell-Martin ... Removal Man
Richard Beckinsale ... Hobbs
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Storyline

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 Armitage and Madam Greenfly hire different people in the same detective agency to guard the gas and steal it respectively... confusion, double crosses and hilarity ensue... Written by bob the moo

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Duplacsavar See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Briers is said to be embarrassed by his association with this film. See more »

Goofs

West shoots a dart at the photo of Major Upton and it hits just above the neck. When they shoot a close up the dart is now next to the ear. See more »

Quotes

Utta Armitage: Tell me for humanity's sake: how many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
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Connections

Featured in Katarina's Kat Scratch Cinema: Rentadick (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Rentadick
(Title Song)
Music by Carl Davis, Arthur Sullivan (uncredited)
Lyrics by Ned Sherrin and Caryl Brahms
Sung by Dave Dee and The King's Singers
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Unfortunate Comedy
14 August 2000 | by Steve MSee all my reviews

How one film can so woefully underuse such a great line up of actors and actresses beggars belief. A lame script laces poor and very unfunny jokes.

An all round pathetic film.


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