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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
Max Wall ... Tom
Liz Smith ... Millie
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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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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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

Shopping Spree
(uncredited)
Music by Bill Worland
Atmosphere Music Ltd
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Charming Film with Unique Story - Great for Dog Lovers
8 November 2004 | by canaryxSee all my reviews

This is a good movie and it is especially enjoyable if you love dogs as I do. I never read the novel but I first saw this film years ago, and finally bought the video recently. To my surprise, the film now seems a little dated and even a little bit slow in parts. (But to be fair, American movies tend to move so quickly that many British and European films seem slow by contrast.) Alan Bates is terrific in the story of a middle-aged bureaucrat whose male lover betrays him for love of a female. When Bates agrees reluctantly to make sure his lover's dog is cared for while his lover is in prison, he finds himself really starting to care for the dog himself. Some funny visuals and a satisfying ending make for one good movie.


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