6.5/10
506
15 user

The Supergrass (1985)

While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Richardson
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Eat the Rich (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alex is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt to go on a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson
Stars: Nosher Powell, Al Pillay, Kevin Allen
The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series 1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

Stars: Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders
Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent, and a permanently drunk bodyguard.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer
Happy Families (TV Series 1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Guy Fuddle (Ade Edmondson) lives with his grandmother (Jennifer Saunders). He has four sisters(Saunders) who were sent away from home as small children. Grandmother is now ill and she wants... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French
Flash Gordon (1980)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow
The Comic Strip (TV Short 1981)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A tongue-in-cheek "behind the scenes" look at the Comic Strip comedy club in the early 1980s, which gave rise to 'The Comic Strip Presents'

Director: Julien Temple
Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Edmondson ... Dennis Carter
Jennifer Saunders ... Lesley Reynolds
Peter Richardson Peter Richardson ... Harvey Duncan
Robbie Coltrane ... Det. Sgt. Troy
Nigel Planer ... Gunter
Keith Allen ... Wong
Dawn French ... Andrea
Daniel Peacock Daniel Peacock ... Jim Jarvis
Ronald Allen ... Commander Robertson
Alexei Sayle ... Motorbike Cop
Michael Elphick ... Constable Collins
Patrick Durkin ... Constable Franks
Marika Rivera Marika Rivera ... Bed and Breakfast Landlady (as Marika Riviera)
Rita Treisman Rita Treisman ... Mrs. Carter
Al Pillay Al Pillay ... Mary (as Lana Pellay)
Edit

Storyline

While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any interest from the girl, the police take a great interest in his story. From this point on, Dennis digs a deeper hole for himself at every turn. Written by Simon Rowell <srowell@tiac.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Dennis makes me wanna kill myself, but I'm scared I'll burn in hell if I do ~Harvey

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Comic Strip Presents The Supergrass See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First of two cinema movies starring British comedy group The Comic Strip. The second was about two years later with Eat the Rich (1987). See more »

Goofs

During most of the beach scenes, or any scene where the beach is visible in the background, the tide is inconsistently high or low. This is particularly evident in the opening sequence, when Dennis rows up to the beach and then looks for his mother, and the final morning when Troy is preparing to ambush the boat. See more »

Quotes

[being pursued by a motorcycle policeman]
Dennis Carter: We've lost him, Harv...
Lesley Reynolds: Well done, Harvey.
Dennis Carter: Yeah, nice bit of driving, Harvey!
[the car crashes into a traffic sign]
See more »

Alternate Versions

The American version depletes all mention of the phone box outside the hotel being checked for hidden chalk messages, and also removes several other humorous scenes, such as the one where Troy complains to the landlady that there is no hot water. These cuts reduce the running time by about eight minutes. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Tribes
Written by Holly Johnson, Mark O'Toole and Peter Gill
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd
Courtesy of ZTT Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not the best the Comic Strip did
17 March 2003 | by deputy_vanhalenSee all my reviews

The Comic Strip featured actors from 'The Young One's' - a student based sitcom from the 80's. Comic Strip features included parodies of westerns, 'The famous 5', and The Professionals - all a lot funnier than this. Having said that Alexei Sayle puts in a good turn as a traffic cop with ambition and the soundtrack features great music from the era. 5/10


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed