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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

Film debut of Jennifer Saunders. See more »

Goofs

Troy sits on the sea wall facing the ocean, with his viola case next to him at ninety-degrees to the length of the breakwater. When he firsts open the case, however, it is obvious that he is now sitting facing down the length of the wall, and the case turned pointing down it also, as two edges of the breakwater are visible behind him. See more »

Quotes

Troy: Do that again and I shall take you out to sea and drown you!
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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 »

Connections

References Love Story (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

The Supergrass Theme
Performed by P.P. Arnold
Courtesy of 10 Records
Published by Warner Bros Music
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One of my long time favourites
30 December 1999 | by TheEdge76See all my reviews

I just finished watching this (last weekend) and found it absolutely hillarious, some of the scenes I just couldn't stop laughing at! Dennis is soooo amazingly thick sometimes, and just says the stoopidest things...but at the same time he's just being cool to impress his girlfriend (who gets arrested anyway!) The beach scenery is very tranquil...until along comes Robbie Coltrane...! Not the greatest movie ever made but certainly something to think about renting on a Saturday night when you haven't got much else to do (like I did). You might need to hunt around for it though - I was lucky, as my local video store stocks it.


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