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Car Trouble (1986)

R | | Comedy | 28 February 1986 (UK)
In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

Director:

David Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Walters ... Jacqueline
Ian Charleson ... Gerald
Vincent Riotta ... Kevin (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Stratford Johns ... Reg Sampson
Hazel O'Connor ... Maureen
Dave Hill ... Bill
Anthony O'Donnell ... Frederick
Vanessa Knox-Mawer Vanessa Knox-Mawer ... Judy Monk
Roger Hume Roger Hume ... Mr. Hollybush
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... Mrs. Hollybush
Laurence Harrington Laurence Harrington ... Mr. Standish
John Blundell ... Mechanic 1
Jeff Hall Jeff Hall ... Mechanic 2
Roy Barraclough ... Man with Dog
Sheila Bernette ... Wife
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In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

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Comedy

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The film is based on an actual event in London's Regents Park. See more »

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Unchained Melody
Music by Alex North, lyrics by Hy Zaret
Performed by Leo Sayer
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Black Comedy at it's best
8 March 2007 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

From the moment Gerald buys his dream car, his nightmares begin. Worrying about his wife getting a powdery residue on the dashboard while cleaning it, her total misunderstanding the difference between a cigar lighter and a radio knob, are the least of his concerns as she proceeds to wreck havoc with the ill-fated Jaguar. This movie might require several viewings to catch all of the subtle humor. In fact, it actually gets better with multiple viewings. His descent into insanity is well justified as theirs is the ultimate marriage heading for disaster. Only "War of the Roses" could perhaps surpass the wonderful dark humor of "Car Trouble". Highly recommended and a solid 10.0. - MERK


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Car trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Double Helix Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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