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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.

Director:

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 and aristocrat Karen Knightly 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 and Henry will destroy the life of Karen's enemy Imogen. Written by Anonymous

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Getting Even... Just Got Even Funnier!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Revenge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

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Life Is Full
Performed by Del Amitri
Composed by Justin Currie
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This defines droll.
25 September 2000 | by ktmphdSee all my reviews

If you want to know what people mean when they say the British are superb in creating droll comedies and you do not know what they are talking about, watch this movie! You also get the benefit of seeing a movie that gives new meanings to words like ironic, satiric, quaint, bucolic, whimsical and hilarious.

The three leads are superb, but watch for the secondary leads, such as the boss who gets the axe by his wife due to his being set up, or the husband who gets shot by accident and everyone is ecstatic or, best of all, the head housekeeper who is taking two or three years to break in her replacement.

Get it, rent it, do whatever you need to do to see it and laugh. Then sit around as I am with impatience waiting for the sequel.


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