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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

Widower Guy is transferred to an English coastal town, where he joins an amateur operatic society to "meet people" and "have fun".

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Alan Ayckbourn (play), Alan Ayckbourn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
Jeremy Irons ... Guy Jones
Richard Briers ... Ted Washbrook
Barbara Ferris ... Enid Washbrook
Gareth Hunt ... Ian Hubbard
Lionel Jeffries ... Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Patsy Kensit ... Linda Washbrook
Alexandra Pigg ... Bridget Baines
Prunella Scales ... Hannah Ap Llewellyn
Jenny Seagrove ... Fay Hubbard
Sylvia Syms ... Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Pete Lee-Wilson ... Crispin Usher
David King David King ... Mr. Ames
Audrey Trotter Audrey Trotter ... Mrs. Bawden
Dinah May Dinah May ... Girl at Work
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Storyline

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealosy. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The ladies of the cast have a great new performer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The name of the stage production that the P.A.L.O.S. amateur theatre group were staging was John Gay's libretto "The Beggar's Opera" (1728). See more »

Goofs

When Guy Jones first arrives in Scarborough and goes to his lodgings in New Steps, off Foreshore Road, he looks out of the window to admire the view of the sea and the bay. This is followed by a shot which is apparently his point of view, but it is from a point about half a mile away near the south end of Cliff Bridge. See more »

Quotes

[talking about Hannah]
Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: I call her my Swiss Army wife. No man should be without one.
[laughs]
Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: It's just that she's got a blade missing - always has had.
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Soundtracks

Fill Every Glass
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by David King, Richard Briers, Barbara Ferris, Lionel Jeffries & Sylvia Syms
Arranged by John McCarthy
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Highly Recommended
13 February 2007 | by jhulme55See all my reviews

With all the high-flying "special effects" movies around these days, this movie is a bare-bones, real-life-like story about real people in a small town and the relationships among them. The cast is fantastic. Jeremy Irons should have gotten an Academy Award for his performance. Anthony Hopkins also turns in an admirable character-driven performance that is just one more example of his outstanding acting ability. There were technical aspects of the photography and sound that could be criticized, but, ignoring those, it is a wonderfully portrayed story. Be sure to watch this film with someone who is a feeling person with a good sense of humor and an interest in different people with different personalities. This movie is one of my all time favorites.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chorus of Disapproval See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$216,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,373
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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