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Bullseye! (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 2 November 1990 (UK)
Sir Roger Moore and Sir Michael Caine play dual roles in this off-beat and highly silly caper, a pair of small time conmen, and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As conmen, they use ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Leslie Bricusse (story), Michael Winner (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Sidney Lipton / Doctor Hicklar
Roger Moore ... Gerald Bradley-Smith / Sir John Bavistock
Sally Kirkland ... Willie
Deborah Moore ... Flo Fleming (as Deborah Barrymore)
Lee Patterson ... Darrell Hyde
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Nigel Holden
Derren Nesbitt ... Inspector Grosse
Deborah Leng Deborah Leng ... Francesca
Christopher Adamson ... Death's Head
Steffanie Pitt Steffanie Pitt ... Donna Dutch
Eddie Yeoh Eddie Yeoh ... Korean Bidder
Raymond Johnson ... Nigerian Bidder
Nadio Fortune Nadio Fortune ... Italian Bidder
Amir M. Korangy ... Iranian Bidder
Angus MacKay Angus MacKay ... Rev. Simkin
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Storyline

Sir Roger Moore and Sir Michael Caine play dual roles in this off-beat and highly silly caper, a pair of small time conmen, and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As conmen, they use their uncanny resemblance to the high-living scientists to con their way to the scientists' safe deposit boxes, but in doing so, become entangled in a shady world of spies and international intrigue. Written by Paul Roach <paul.roach@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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On target... and totally off the wall! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullseye - Der wahnwitzige Diamanten Coup See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only theatrical movie starring Sir Michael Caine and Sir Roger Moore. See more »

Quotes

Francesca: Why, Sir John!
Garald Bradley-Smith: Why not, Francesca?
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Crazy Credits

Appearing without the permission of his mother: John Cleese as the man on the beach in Barbados who looks like John Cleese. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Parting Shots (2010) See more »

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Missed the bullseye!
5 May 2002 | by Rakesh KumarSee all my reviews

Pairing Roger Moore and Michael Caine must have thought to be a great Idea. Probably inspired by The Man Who Would be King, where Caine was paired with another ex-Bond, Sean Connery. Bullseye didn't have benefit of larger scale epic-like canvass of TMWWBK, as it didn't want itself to be taken seriously. Did Bullseye work?

Yes and No (God, we all hate this kind of answer). No, because most of the time, the jokes fall flat on the face. Yes, because Caine and Moore (as usual) are always great to watch. They play a pair of conmen and a pair of treacherous scientists. Keep an eye on Moore, always known as a great ad-libber. Unfortunately only this two guys are the only reasons to watch the movie.

Bullseye takes the premise of impersonating (this time two of them) and adds twist and turn, moving from a caper flick to espionage. While it tries hard to be a comedy, most of the time you see some humourless farce in an inconsistent progress. I quickly lost interest in the story during the first half an hour and just sat through the rest watching the dynamic duo of England. Being a Bond fan, I was especially delighted to see Moore playing off his Bond persona, even throwing lines like, `For England'. Ring a bell, Bond-fans?

There is Sally Kirkland, who provides some personal agenda to the ageing conmen, while also providing a bit of flesh here and there. She looks positively old and attractive at the same time. But her character does nothing much but to be in between Moore and Caine, and helping them with their con. That's all.

I checked out Michael Winner's (the director) past record, and was surprised to note that he directed the more seroius films like the Death Wish films and The Big Sleep (a supposedly sequel of Farewell, My Lovely). While the former was successful in its own way, the latter killed nostalgic-noir delight began by Farewell, My lovely. He later went on to direct many bombs, and regarded generally as a horrible director. Wonder how he managed to find job for so long. It is so evident in this film. Whether it's him, the script or his crew, the movie failed to amuse many at that time; it will still fail to amuse many now. Bullseye is something the film couldn't achieve.


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