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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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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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Performed by Franz Hackl
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For lovers of the British wit.
25 November 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Sweet Revenge" tells of a suicidal man (Neill) and woman (Carter) who meet on a London bridge and hatch a plot to dispose of the trouble-maker in each other's life. The film is a delightful British romp full of stodginess, stuffiness, silliness, and very dry British humor. Those with a taste for British wit will likely find this a fun comedy while those with no such taste will find it dull.


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