Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated from the women. Thelma mistakenly accuses Bob of infidelity and their row is heard publicly as they are in a van with the P.A. still switched on. Bob and Terry then holiday without the girls and,in a hotel at Whitley Bay,score with both the landlady and her daughter but have to make a hurried,trouserless,exit. Terry decides to emigrate and Bob joins him for a farewell drink on board his ship. However Terry changes his mind at the last minute and disembarks, realising too late that Bob is still on board and heading for Bahrain.
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Emotion blazes across the big screen as Bob and Terry knock down the frontiers of human knowledge and Newcastle ale.
Did You Know?
stated that during the filming of this movie, James Bolam
made personal remarks against him, and they have not spoken since. The true version of events is that Rodney Bewes spoke to the press and inadvertently mentioned that James Bolam was to be a father. Bolam was not happy and never spoke to Bewes again. See more
The Boys take the girls to a holiday caravan camp at Whitley Bay, just North of Newcastle but go through the village of Rothbury which is some 40 miles further North. See more
Oh Chris, I can't stand saying goodbye like this.
You really mean that?
Yeah - you finish packing, I'm going to the pub.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1987 when the film was re-rated with a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more
Lyrics by Ian La Frenais
Music by Mike Hugg See more