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Splitting Heirs (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 April 1993 (USA)
A duke dies and leaves the title and wealth to his adult son. But who's the real son: the found baby raised in USA or the abandoned baby raised by a Hindi family in London? Comedy follows.

Director:

Robert Young

Writer:

Eric Idle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Idle ... Tommy Butterfly Rainbow Peace Patel
Rick Moranis ... Henry Bullock
Barbara Hershey ... Duchess Lucinda
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Kitty (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
John Cleese ... Raoul P. Shadgrind
Sadie Frost ... Angela
Stratford Johns ... Butler
Brenda Bruce ... Mrs. Bullock
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Andrews
Charu Bala Chokshi Charu Bala Chokshi ... Mrs. Patel (as Charubala Chokshi)
Jeremy Clyde ... 14th Duke
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Brittle
Eric Sykes ... Jobson the Doorman
Bridget McConnell Bridget McConnell ... Nanny
Bill Stewart ... Adoption Agent
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Storyline

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to hate the American who is his boss, his friend, and the man who has stolen the woman after whom he lusts. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Taglines:

A wickedly funny comedy of royal proportions.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film of Brenda Bruce. See more »

Goofs

At the 1 hour, one minute mark of the film, Patel falls from a window shutter and lands on a poolside lounger, which rolls into the swimming pool. You can clearly see the attached cable, the Crew used to pull the lounger into the pool. See more »

Quotes

CID Officer: We believe foul play was involved.
Tommy Patel: Surely you don't think I...
CID Officer: I don't think anything, sir. I'm a police officer.
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Crazy Credits

and *introducing* John Cleese See more »

Connections

References Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember Not Lord Our Offences
Music by Henry Purcell
(Public Domain)
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User Reviews

...the clever title suggests a better pastime in lieu of viewing this film.
28 August 1999 | by atracSee all my reviews

One would hope for more humour and less depression from a motion picture written by and starring Eric Idle. Other than an interesting score by Michael Kamen, the only reason to view this movie is for the always gorgeous, absolutely fabulous Catherine Zeta-Jones. At age 23, she shines in this early role as the sassy, money hungry, love interest of Rick Moranis(!). Her beauty and grace almost saves this film from absolute terror (and yes, on a whole this film is more 'scary' than "The Haunting.")


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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandeur et descendance See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,738,315, 2 May 1993

Gross USA:

$3,246,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,246,063
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Prominent Features See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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