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The Revengers' Comedies (1998)

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Henry is about to jump off a bridge when he hears a cry for help. He helps Karen, who had also planned suicide. They're both on Tower Bridge, London, because somebody wronged them. Revenging each other gives them a reason to live.

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Malcolm Mowbray

Writers:

Alan Ayckbourn (play), Malcolm Mowbray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Henry Bell
Helena Bonham Carter ... Karen Knightly
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Imogen Staxton-Billing
Rupert Graves ... Oliver Knightly
Martin Clunes ... Anthony Staxton-Billing
Steve Coogan ... Bruce Tick
John Wood ... Col. Marcus
Liz Smith ... Winnie
Anita Dobson ... Daphne Teal
Charlotte Coleman ... Norma
Adrian Scarborough ... Percy Cutting
Sandra Reinton Sandra Reinton ... Hilary Tick
Zoe Hilson Zoe Hilson ... Lydia
Jamie O'Brien Jamie O'Brien ... Damien Tick
François Domange François Domange ... Wine Waiter
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Storyline

Depressed businessman Henry Bell (Sam Neill) and aristocrat Karen Knightly (Helena Bonham Carter) save each other's lives one night when they are ready to jump off London's Tower Bridge. Karen invents a revenge plot. She will punish Henry's enemy Bruce Tick (Steve Coogan) and Henry will destroy the life of Karen's enemy Imogen Staxton-Billing (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas).

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Getting Even... Just Got Even Funnier!

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language, sex-related material, and violence | See all certifications »

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This movie counts the second time Helena Bonham Carter and Rupert Graves have played sister and brother. They previously portrayed siblings Lucy and Freddy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985). See more »

Quotes

Anthony Staxton-Billing: Stay away from my horses, my cows, my pigs, and keep well clear of my wife!
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Performed by The Wannadies
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did I miss something?
17 September 2001 | by DaveZSee all my reviews

This is a waste of 90 minutes, starring some excellent actors. What happened?

I think this was intended to be another quirky English comedy. Unfortunately, the supposed humor generally feels mean-spirited. I kept expecting the plot was all about a scam or practical joke, and that the dead folks would pop up and start laughing. No such luck. The ending seems arbitrary and abrupt. The narration is pointless (was it intended to "fix" a major re-editing?).

The other comments talk about this being a wonderful example of droll English humor. Yes, I realize the English tend to have a different sense of humor, but I wouldn't have considered this an example.


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Language:

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Release Date:

13 January 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Revenge See more »

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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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