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Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

R | | Comedy | 6 May 1988 (USA)
A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

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Tom Bussmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Governor of Santa Maya
Graeme Garden ... Man Who Walks to the Phone
Marc Smith ... Dan Hickey (TV anchorman)
Loretta Swit ... President Barbara Adams
John Benfield ... Secret Service Agent
Ben Robertson Ben Robertson ... Secret Service Agent
Peter Cook ... Sir Mortimer Chris
Anthony Correa ... Convict
Alexander Davion ... Maguadoran General (as Alex Davion)
Herbert Lom ... Gen. Mosquera
Daniel Benzali ... William Kubert (US Defense Secretary)
Phil Marquis Phil Marquis ... Rock Pit Guard
Murray Hamilton ... Jack 'Kill the Commies' Preston (former President)
Shane Rimmer ... Marvin Gelber (US Secretary of State)
Robert Arden ... White House Reporter
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Storyline

A small British colony is invaded by its Communist neighbour. Newly elected female President of the United States, Barbara Adams, tried to sort out the mess but the British under the leader of PM Sir Mortimer Chris sends in a task force to seize the islands back. For revenge, General Mosquera, leader of the Communist country, hires the best terrorist in the world, Lacrobat, to kidnap the British princess Wendy to hold her to ransom to get the British out. So now Barbara has not only got to deal with Mosquera and Lacrobat, she has also to deal with Sir Mortimer, who totally goes mad and thinks up really stupid ideas (such as pushing the unemployed over a cliff and that the entire employment problem is caused by evil pixies.) but also with the fact that Russia is looking to aid the Communist country and this could start World War III... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Golpadas da Política See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Murray Hamilton's last film. See more »

Quotes

Nigel Lipman: He's brainwashed the entire country! He's gone stark, staring, raving...
[Chris enters]
Sir Mortimer Chris: Morning.
Nigel Lipman: Morning, Prime Minister.
Sir Mortimer Chris: Sorry I'm late, there was a nest of leprechauns in the bread bin.
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Crazy Credits

The cast list contains the following characters - Man who takes a long time to walk to the phone, Different man who takes a long time to walk to a different phone, Spunky Spaniel (as himself), Mr Sweetzer (now booking for barmitzvahs and summit meetings), Cute little girl who gets socked in the face ha ha, Alexei Sayle in a Hawaiian shirt, Man on cliff/Man off cliff, Maxton S.Pluck (whistling condoms welcomed), Cabinet minister who should have kept his mouth shut, Donald (vol au vents), Douglas (cucumber sandwiches), Dominic (petits fours) and Damien (getting his leg sawn off). See more »

Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

WHOOPS APOCALYPSE
Written and Performed by John Otway
Arranged by Trevor Bastow
(c) Copyright Bacon Empire Publishing/Depotsound 1986
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Indeed an underrated movie. And that is sad.
14 January 2007 | by revtg1-2See all my reviews

Name a genre of political or social satire. It is in this movie. Name a sacred cow that needs to be kicked in the udders. A swift kick is delivered in this movie. Here's a sample. Loretta Swit is selected as vice president of the US because it is "PC". His first day in office the president dies. Our first female president is faced with some serious foreign policy decisions and decides to seek the advice of the former president, Murray Hamilton. You get the first hint of outrageous satire when her limo arrives at the gates of a federal prison. Hamilton portrays a hilarious amalgamation of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon in an understated performance that borders on genius. He takes a break from busting rocks and advises Swit with a lot of film-flam and jibber-jabber, then embraces the two Secret Services agents. They walk back to the limo talking about how the former president is the salt of the earth. When they turn around you see he has stolen the shirts off their backs while leaving their neckties and suit coats in place. After that the outrageous satire comes rapid fire in every scene. After every scene you think, "They can't upstage that." Then they do. In spades and doubled. It doesn't end until the end of the movie. See it with some friends. Laugh out loud.


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