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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins. See more awards »

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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 flock and Wendolene, Wallace must get him out of prison. Written by Mike-2000

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Academy Award Winner! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Gromit is sitting in jail, "Feathers was 'ere" is written on the cell wall behind him. Feathers was the villain of The Wrong Trousers (1993). See more »

Goofs

Wallace loses his green vest from beneath his overalls when he lands on his motorbike. 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 »

Connections

Spoofs Thunderbirds (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
(uncredited)
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Oscar No. 3 for Nick Park
27 September 2010 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

A lone sheep, later named Shaun, escapes from a sheep rustling plot and hides in the home of eccentric inventor Wallace and his long-suffering dog/best pal Gromit. A silent but deadly canine down at the wool shop appears to be the mastermind behind the plot and frames Gromit for the rustling scam. With a little help from Shaun, Wallace must rescue Gromit and catch the real crooks.

There are more laughs and jokes in this half-hour short than most feature-length comedies manage in their entire running time. Nearly every frame has some kind of wit or imagination. The world of Wallace and Gromit, much like the stop-motion world of Postman Pat, is an incongruous mix of post-war Northern countryside crossed with sci-fi and a touch of horror. The horror themes would be explored in greater depth with Curse of the Were-Rabbit but it's handled with more care and sly invention here than in most slasher sequels.

A fun time. Catch it on its inevitable Xmas Day screening.


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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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