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Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978)

Randy plumber, Sid South, enjoys a profession which offers him ample opportunity to bed sexy housewives.

Director:

Stanley A. Long (as Stanley Long)

Writers:

Stephen D. Frances (screenplay), Aubrey Cash (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Neil Christopher Neil ... Sid South
Arthur Mullard ... Blackie
Anna Quayle ... Loretta Proudfoot
Stephen Lewis ... Crapper
Christopher Biggins ... Robin
Elaine Paige ... Daisy
Nina West Nina West ... Sally
William Rushton William Rushton ... Dodger
Prudence Drage ... Janice
Peter Cleall Peter Cleall ... Carson
Claire Davenport Claire Davenport ... Belinda
Richard Caldicot ... Wallings
Lindy Benson Lindy Benson ... Maisie
Stephen Riddle Stephen Riddle ... Willie
Jonathan Adams ... Rent Collector
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Randy plumber, Sid South, enjoys a profession which offers him ample opportunity to bed sexy housewives.

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He's always on call for this sort of job!

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Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

The blue motorbike [SLH 822R] Sid rides is a 198cc Kawasaki whose first date of registration being March 1977 r of manufacture 1977]. With a date of 25th March 1988 for last date of a V5C (logbook) issue. See more »

Goofs

Elaine Paige is shown as playing "Daisy" in the end-credits, yet throughout her scenes she is referred to as "Susie". See more »

Connections

Featured in The Best of the Adventures (1981) See more »

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I'm Flying
Written and Performed by Christopher Neil
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Hello darlin', I'm here to service your pipes.
9 January 2015 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The third and last of director Stanley Long's 'Adventures of...' sex comedies, Plumber's Mate sees Christopher Neil once again taking the lead, this time as opportunistic, randy, Jack-the-lad Sidney South, who, up to his neck in debt and facing a severe pummelling, takes on a series of illegal jobs to try and earn some much needed readies. Meanwhile, a gangster and his crony want a word with Sid about a missing toilet seat that is far more valuable than it seems...

Another attempt by Long to emulate the success of the popular Confessions series, Plumber's mate misses the mark thanks to a lack of decent laughs and a central character who is nowhere near as lovable as Robin Askwith's hapless chump Timmy Lea: as amiable as he may seem, Sid is still a gambler, a misogynistic love-rat, and a petty criminal, willing to flout serious laws in order to save his own bacon. It's hard to side with such a no-hoper, or to find his desperate antics all that hilarious.

That said, while nowhere near as funny or as good-natured as the convivial Confessions films, Plumber's Mate still manages to be mildly diverting nonsense thanks to its endless stream of full-on nudity from a bevy of beauties, and a fun supporting cast that features many faces that will be all too familiar to fans of 70s British TV (Stephen 'Blakey' Lewis, Willie Rushton, Elaine Paige, Arthur Mullard, and Christopher Biggins, to name but a few).

4.5/10, rounded up to 5 for IMDb.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1978 (Netherlands) See more »

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Salon Productions See more »
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