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Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)

Fat middle aged 24/7 drunkard Les Patterson (Barry Humphries) represents Australia at the UN where his fart literally incinerates an Arab ambassador. Patterson is reassigned to the Middle ... See full summary »


George Miller




Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Humphries ... Sir Les Patterson / Dame Edna Everage (as Sir Les Patterson/Dame Edna Everage)
Pamela Stephenson ... Veronique Crudite
Thaao Penghlis ... Colonel Richard Godowni
Andrew Clarke Andrew Clarke ... Neville Thonge
Henri Szeps Henri Szeps ... Dr. Charles Herpes / Desiree Herpes
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Inspector Farouk
Elizabeth McIvor Elizabeth McIvor ... Nancy Borovansky
Garth Meade Garth Meade ... Mustafa Toul
Arthur Sherman Arthur Sherman ... General Evans
Josef Drewniak Josef Drewniak ... Mossolov
Esben Storm Esben Storm ... Russian Scientist
Joy Westmore Joy Westmore ... Lady Gwen Patterson
Connie Hobbs Connie Hobbs ... Madge Allsop
Christine Hill Christine Hill ... A Possum for Peace
Kati Edwards Kati Edwards ... A Possum for Peace


Fat middle aged 24/7 drunkard Les Patterson (Barry Humphries) represents Australia at the UN where his fart literally incinerates an Arab ambassador. Patterson is reassigned to the Middle East so he can be tortured to death by the country he insulted. Patterson's arrival disrupts a coup and he is spared. At a bar Patterson meets a bioweapons scientist who's developed a horrific disease for the KGB which plan to distribute it to the Pentagon via toilet seats. Patterson, though far too drunk to understand anything happening, teams up with Dame Edna (also Humphries)to save the world. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A követ, aki minden követ követ See more »

Filming Locations:

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2.35 : 1
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The only movie written and produced by Diane Millstead. See more »


Dr. Charles Herpes: Visiting careless tourists in their rooms at the hotel Sodom is my bread and butter, but the jam on top is chronic diarrhea.
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Crazy Credits

A Barry Humphries Fillum. See more »


Nearer my God to Thee
Lyrics by Sarah F. Adams (as Sarah Flower Adams) and Lowell Mason
Played in the plane on the way to Abu Nivia
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Creaky plot, not enough Sir Les - but still worth watching
4 January 2006 | by otis-bogleSee all my reviews

Doctor Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KBE is one of the greatest comedy creations ever. Barry Humphries only rarely gives him an outing so it is a shame that this film is so average (or should that be everage ?). Perhaps he hoped for a greater appeal by including Dame Edna Everage but 'she' gets too much time. Nevertheless, this 'fillum' is still a very funny in places and is a must for all admirers of Sir Les.

Anyone who wants to see this character in full flow should track down the video or soundtrack of "Les Patterson has a stand-up" which was a live show in London in 1997. In 1985 Sir Les also wrote the funniest book ever - it's called "The Traveller's Tool".

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