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Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

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

Director:

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

In one scene Sir Mortimer Chris, the bellicose and increasingly deranged British Prime Minister played by Peter Cook, says in a broadcast to the nation, "There is no alternative". This was a slogan often used by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; one trailer pointedly ends with Cook saying this into the camera. See more »

Quotes

President Barbara Adams: Let me see if I have this straight here: you're telling me that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the man who has his finger on Britain's nuclear trigger, the man to whom we have promised complete unconditional support in anything he says or does... is clinically insane?
Secret Service agent: From what the foreign secretary has told us, and from our own intelligence, there appears to be little doubt.
President Barbara Adams: You're telling me that the entire population of Great Britain went and elected a deranged psychotic to the ...
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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

Remake of Whoops Apocalypse (1982) 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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Eye wateringly funny
18 November 2006 | by ozzy1972See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this for years and just brought it on DVD. I've got up off the floor now! This film has it all. Insane politicians, evil terrorists (wanted for releasing the recipe for airline lunches, a crime that rates alongside killing), demented journalists, the SAS blasting the London wax museum (Madame Tussards) to pieces and a British princess enduring unenviable treatment at the hands of the baddie. I think anyone over 30 or those who survived the Thatcher/Regan era should see this film, it is just toooooo funny for words. Most of the jokes are still funny now and I will never ever make a cup of tea using a Liptons tea-bag ever again. Ian Richardsons camp admiral and Rik Mayalls SAS captain are guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes whilst Peter Cook as the PM is so funny you'll laugh till you burst your ribs. A classic and I'm off to watch it again right now!


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