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Carry on Columbus (1992)

Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition. But the Sultan of Turkey, who makes a ... See full summary »


Gerald Thomas


John Antrobus (additional material), Dave Freeman




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Dale ... Christopher Columbus
Bernard Cribbins ... Mordecai Mendoza
Maureen Lipman ... Countess Esmeralda
Peter Richardson Peter Richardson ... Bart Columbus
Alexei Sayle ... Achmed
Rik Mayall ... The Sultan
Charles Fleischer ... Pontiac
Larry Miller ... The Chief
Nigel Planer ... The Wazir
Leslie Phillips ... King Ferdinand
June Whitfield ... Queen Isabella of Castille
Julian Clary ... Don Juan Diego
Sara Crowe ... Fatima
Holly Aird ... Maria
Keith Allen ... Pepi the Poisoner


Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition. But the Sultan of Turkey, who makes a great deal of money through taxing the merchants who have to pass through his country on the current route, sends his best spy, Fatima, to wreck the trip. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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First choice to play Bart was Harry Enfield who was dismayed to see so few "Carry On..." regulars in the film so turned the part down. See more »


Christopher Columbus: [a slave presents the Chief and Columbus with cigars] What do you make of it?
Mordecai Mendoza: Some kind of vegetable? Looks like old dried cabbage.
[Columbus takes a bite]
Mordecai Mendoza: What does it taste like?
Christopher Columbus: Horse shit.
Mordecai Mendoza: Is it cooked?
Christopher Columbus: If it is they should shoot the cook.
[the slave lights the Chief's cigar]
Christopher Columbus: Well I'll be damned! Look at that. They cook it while you're eating it.
Mordecai Mendoza: So try it cooked.
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Follows Carry on Girls (1973) See more »


Written and Produced by Malcolm McLaren and Leigh Gorman (as Lee Gorman)
Performed by Jayne Collins and Debbie Holmes
Published by Chrysalis Music/Warner Chappell Music/Island World Music
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22 April 2004 | by MartynGryphonSee all my reviews

This film is the biggest pile of doosh, it's been my misfortune to endure, I love the carry on films, and because I do, I have problems even excepting this pityful movies exsistence. Barbara Windsor and Joan Sims did the wise thing and refused to have anything to do with this debarcle. To include so called modern comics such as Rik Mayell, Alexi Sayle etc is an insult to the Carry on name. A movie HAS to be bad if the normally grotesque Julian Clarey, gives me the only chuckle of the film. The only 'true' Carry on regular in this movie was Jim Dale (and Peter Gilmore at a push). June Whitfield, Leslie Phillips, Jack Douglas & Bernard Cribbins, all made only a handful of appearances in the series, and do themselves no favours appearing in this arsefest. Lets put this into perspective.

Sid James is Dead, Kenneth Williams is Dead, Kenneth Connor is Dead, Charles Hawtrey is Dead, Hattie Jacques is Dead, Peter Butterworth is Dead, Joan Sims is Dead. Bernard Bresslaw is Dead.

These people along with Babs and Jim, WERE the Carry on movies, it was their magic and their comedic timing and delivery that made these films charming. Not because they were 'Carry on Films' but because THEY were in them, and the rapport they had as a working team, (even though Sid and Williams disliked each other), made that Carry on Magic. This film was nothing more than ghostriding.

And if This movie wasn't damaging enough to the Carry on name, then I'm sure you'll all be sickened to hear that they're planning to make another. STRUTH!!!!

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20 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Com Jeito Vai... Colombo See more »


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GBP2,250,000 (estimated)
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