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We Think the World of You (1988)

PG | | Comedy | March 1989 (USA)
An aimless young man, Johnny (Gary Oldman), is sent to prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank (Sir Alan Bates). When he gets out ... See full summary »

Director:

Colin Gregg

Writers:

J.R. Ackerley (novel), Hugh Stoddart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Frank Meadows
Max Wall ... Tom Burney
Liz Smith ... Millie Burney
Frances Barber ... Megan
Gary Oldman ... Johnny
Ryan Batt Ryan Batt ... Dickie
Kerry Wise Kerry Wise ... Rita
Sheila Ballantine Sheila Ballantine ... Margaret
David Swift ... Bill
Pat Keen Pat Keen ... Miss Sweeting
Ivor Roberts Ivor Roberts ... Harry
Paula Jacobs Paula Jacobs ... Deidre
Barbara New Barbara New ... Mrs Grant
Edward Jewesbury ... Judge
Nick Stringer ... Butcher
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Storyline

An aimless young man, Johnny (Gary Oldman), is sent to prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank (Sir Alan Bates). When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to Frank. Written by Samantha Santa Maria <te7441667@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il più gran bene del mondo See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,465, 25 December 1988

Gross USA:

$20,998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,998
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The U.S. trailer eliminated all traces of a romantic or sexual relationship between Frank (Sir Alan Bates) and Johnny (Gary Oldman), and presents this movie as a lighthearted comedy about a dog. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

La Traviata
(uncredited)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
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Well Worth Seeing
7 November 2000 | by mrvirgoSee all my reviews

There is nothing so disappointing as getting a movie version of a novel you like only to find out the story has been changed substantially and the cinematic version is horrid. I am a new fan of Ackerley. I am pleased to say the movie follows the novel and it was a delight to see it come to life in the screen version. Everyone in the cast is outstanding and the plot moves along quickly so the viewer is never bored. I would not hesitate to recommend this movie to anyone who admires J.R. Ackerley. I even enjoyed the fact that the look and feel of the movie seem dated which helped transport me back pretty close to the time it was supposed to happen.


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