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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 »

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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)
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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>

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

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Comedy | Crime

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Comic Strip Presents The Supergrass See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Peter Richardson. See more »

Goofs

The final overheard shot of Troy walking the breakwater, as the waves pound him, shows that he has actually turned around and heading back the way he had come, as the same background (with ladder rungs heading down to the beach) is visible briefly that he was originally walking towards. 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]
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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 »

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References Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »

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Slave to the Rhythm
Performed by Grace Jones
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd. / Z.T.T. Record Ltd.
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd. / CBS Songs Ltd.
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Another Edmondson classic.
25 April 2017 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

The first feature-length movie by the guys from The Comic Strip,The Supergrass feels like it's just a longer episode. Adrian Edmonson's character tells a girl he's a drug smuggler(which is a lie) and gets busted by the police.They tell him if he becomes a narc(grass in British slang) they will drop the charges,so he tries to help them bust 2 smugglers played by Nigel Planer and Keith Allen. If you like The Comic Strip Presents,you will like this. I would recommend this to all fans of comedy but if you have trouble with English accents or slang, it may be hard to understand some stuff.Not to mention all the dated British pop culture references that even younger Brits would probably not get. If you think you have a good sense of humor,watch it.


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