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Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother (1990)

A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meets a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

Director:

Michael Austin

Writers:

Michael Austin (screenplay), Ann Quin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Elliott ... Nathy
Julie Walters ... Judith
Richard E. Grant ... Berg
Anna Massey ... Edith
Laura del Sol ... Luisa
Ann Way ... Margot
Tom Radcliffe Tom Radcliffe ... Diego
Jonny Phillips ... Terry (as Jonathan Phillips)
Kevin Williams Kevin Williams ... Ernie
Emma Longfellow Emma Longfellow ... Maureen
Ronnie Stevens ... Barber
Pearce Quigley ... Luggage Attendant
Peter Geddis Peter Geddis ... Station Master
Anthony Higginson Anthony Higginson ... Police Officer
Roger Brierley Roger Brierley ... Hotel Manager
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A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meets a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Matar Papai See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First cinema feature of Anna Chancellor. See more »

Quotes

Nathy: Where is William?
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Soundtracks

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
(uncredited)
from "The Nutcracker"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Atmosphere Music Ltd
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just rubbish
11 March 2005 | by didi-5See all my reviews

It seemed like such a good idea, two years after 'Withnail and I', another showcase for Richard E Grant, this time teamed with two other superb actors, Julie Walters and Denholm Elliott.

But - oh dear. Julie Walters plays a maneater on the loose in, er, Southend-on-Sea (not the most exciting of resorts and adding to the general seediness of this film, in fact Southend is probably the best thing about 'Killing Dad'). Denholm Elliott is her waste of space boozy boyfriend, while Richard E Grant plays a nicer version of Withnail, 'Mr Greb', a weedy mummy's boy looking for his long-lost dad.

Can you see where this one is going? And it takes so long to get there. Always in my memory as a 'poor film' where none of the cast come out at their best, and not one I'd be that bothered about renting again.


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