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A Close Shave (1995)

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Director:

Nick Park

Writers:

Bob Baker, Nick Park
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sallis ... Wallace (voice)
Anne Reid ... Wendolene (voice)
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Storyline

When Wallace and Gromit go over to wash windows, Wallace falls in love with a wool store owner named Wendolene. Meanwhile, Gromit is framed for killing sheep and is put in jail. So with help from the sheep and Wendolene, Wallace must get him out of prison. Written by Mike-2000

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Details

Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Close Shave See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$112,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,175
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the pond flips over to create a driveway, Frank the tortoise from Creature Comforts can be seen on the right of the path. See more »

Goofs

When Wallace is being carried away by the stampede of sheep, the ladder he grabs hold of should have given way, or at least tilted to some extent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wallace: [in bed] Porridge today, Gromit! Tuesday!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits and the Aardman logo is shown, we hear sheep bleating. See more »


Soundtracks

Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
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A Close Shave for Wallace and Gromit!
20 September 2005 | by benjamin-ryanSee all my reviews

Wallace and Gromit: A close shave has to be my favourite out of all four Wallace and Gromit movies. It has better clay animation then the other two, the story is excellent, it is never boring (with A Grand Day Out I found some scenes boring) and you can even watch it two times in a row its that good! In Wallace and Gromit's adventure there is a sheep rustler, Wallace falls in love and Wallace and Gormit are ensare in a malevolent mystery only they can unravel.

I saw a close shave years ago but I still really like it all these years later, I think most people that see the Wallace and gromit like them and like them still years later. Thats whats great about all the Wallace and Gromit movies adults and children alike can enjoy them.

Overall I think this is the best in the Wallace and Gromit series and I highly recommend it!


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