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Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

R | | Comedy | 12 June 1998 (UK)
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Aunt Agnes (Prunella Scales) vainly tries to force Emily (Georgina Cates) to marry boring Cedric Trilling (Robert Portal) by taking them to Italy and India hoping that Emily will forget about the handsome George (Sean Pertwee).

Director:

Gary Sinyor

Writers:

Paul Simpkin (screenplay), Gary Sinyor (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Artus David Artus ... Hurdler
Kevin Furlong Kevin Furlong ... Hurdler
Nicholas Selby ... Don 1
John Boswall ... Don 2
Samuel West ... Edward
Robert Portal ... Cedric
Prunella Scales ... Aunt Agnes
Georgina Cates ... Emily
Frank Finlay ... Hudson Junior
Jon Croft Jon Croft ... Station Master
Charles Simon Charles Simon ... Hudson Senior
Anna Livia Ryan Anna Livia Ryan ... Rosie
Sean Pertwee ... George
Brian Glover ... Eric
Geoffrey Palmer ... His Butler's Voice
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Storyline

Young upper-class fellow Edward (Samuel West) arrives with his friend Cedric Trilling (Robert Portal) at the family manse, Ivory Hall. He plans to pair off Cedric with his sister Emily (Georgina Cates). Emily, on the other hand, falls in love with a son of local peasant, George (Sean Pertwee). Old Aunt Agnes (Prunella Scales) sends all the bunch off, first to Italy and then to India, so Emily would forget George, who is an undesirable partner for her because of class differences, and choose Cedric.

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Taglines:

I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | India

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Period! See more »

Filming Locations:

Anzio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$72,482

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,482
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Prunella Scales (Aunt Agnes) and Samuel West (Edward) are real-life mother and son. See more »

Quotes

Emily Ivory: I'm a young virgin in Italy. I want my sexual awakening and I want it now.
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Connections

Spoofs The Ruling Class (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Water Music Suite No.2
by George Frideric Handel
Performed by The Linde Consort
Conducted by Hans-Martin Linde
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No body can lampoon the Brits like the Brits.
17 February 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Stiff Upper Lips" pokes fun at the crustiness of the British upper crust as it follows a silly ensemble of aristocrats from England to Italy to India and back. Those who groan at puns and mutter "humph!" at wry humor will likely enjoy "SUL" while those who don't will suffer the opposite reaction. How enjoyable this film is will depend solely on the sense of humor of the viewer. Funny or not, "SUL" is undeniably a jolly well done spoof.


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