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P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982)

Alan Duckworth (known as 'Quack Quack' to his friends) is a socially awkward fourteen-year-old who is obsessed with cricket and Ann Lawton, a girl in his class. Alan daydreams throughout ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Jack Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Albasiny ... Alan Duckworth
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Ann Lawton
Maurice Dee Maurice Dee ... Geoffrey Whitaker
Alison Steadman ... Miss Land
Mark Brailsford Mark Brailsford ... Abbo
Christopher Karallis Christopher Karallis ... Shaz (as Chris Karallis)
Frances Ruffelle ... Eunice
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Headmaster
Garry Cooper ... Tommy
Maurice O'Connell Maurice O'Connell ... Gym Teacher
Tim Seeley Tim Seeley ... French Master
Richenda Carey ... Botany Teacher
Peter Dean Peter Dean ... Police Officer
Dave Atkins Dave Atkins ... Fish Shop Owner
Eric Richard ... Road Worker
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Storyline

Alan Duckworth (known as 'Quack Quack' to his friends) is a socially awkward fourteen-year-old who is obsessed with cricket and Ann Lawton, a girl in his class. Alan daydreams throughout his day, showing up late for school and making little academic progress. He becomes friends with the groundsman Tommy, whom he sees as some sort of war hero. Alan often follows Tommy around, telling him how Tommy helped to win the war, while making predictions about what the post-war world will be like. Among other things, Alan predicts that there will be no more wars, everyone will speak Esperanto and everyone, regardless of race or creed, will have a Teasmade. Written by GusF

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kipperbang See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Jack Rosenthal wrote the film partially based on his childhood memories of growing up during the post-war era of the 1940s. See more »

Goofs

When Alan, Ann and Geoffrey walk home from school after rehearsing for the school play, the top deck of a modern (probably late 1970s) double-decker bus is visible at the far end of the alley. In the same scene, opposite the side-road that leads to the alley, is a modern Warboys-design (post-1964) "no cycling" sign. See more »

Quotes

Alan: When I walk past your desk, I breathe in on purpose to smell your skin. It's the most beautiful smell there is.
Ann: It's only Yardley's.
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Connections

Followed by Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982) See more »

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A boy's simple-yet bitter- quest.
1 March 2005 | by moamen27See all my reviews

Although i don't like cricket at all and i have seen this movie 13 years ago, I still think it is one of the best coming-of-age movies ..i remember the day i returned home from my school and sat down to have my lunch, I saw the opening titles of that movie and then....i was so immersed in it that i felt i was there, it really affected me personally. i still remember how i felt when i first saw it ,i felt that the poor boy was a friend of mine, going through the same adolescent experience we were having in those days. what i really liked about that movie is the main theme of a "shy" boy fantasizing about "kissing" his dream girl, no offense but if that was an American movie, you would certainly see-at a certain point, mainly climax- the "shy" boy "making love" to his girl, and i really can't grasp this contradicting concepts till now...i have a simple request ,if anyone knows how to get this movie on a DVD by mail ,please let me know cause i need a shot of memories..Thanks


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