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Hunting Venus (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 31 March 1999
Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

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Martin Clunes

Writer:

Nick Vivian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Clunes ... Simon Delancey
Neil Morrissey ... Charlotte
Jane Horrocks ... Cassandra
Esther Coles Esther Coles ... Jacqui
Danny Webb ... John (as Daniel Webb)
Mark Williams ... Peter
Ben Miller ... Gavin
Marlene Sidaway ... Marge Beake
Roger Watkins Roger Watkins ... D.J. Hoardes
Jean Ainslie Jean Ainslie ... Lovely Old Lady
Ian Gain Ian Gain ... Car Dealer
Dermot Keaney ... Doctor
John Mackle John Mackle ... Production Assistant
Stephen Churchett ... Antiques Dealer
Laura Heath Laura Heath ... Peter's Secretary
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Storyline

Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Venus - Huonosti käyttäytyvä bändi See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jools Holland who also stars as himself wrote the song "Starburst" performed by the Venus Hunters near the end of the movie. See more »

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Spoofs Later... With Jools Holland (1992) See more »

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Must be one of the best films EVER made (in my opinion)
12 September 1999 | by morrisseySee all my reviews

Before watching this film I was very doubtful as to its content. I thought it was going to be just like any other 'low budget' film. BUT I WAS WRONG. After watching it several times, I have come to believe that it is one of the best television films ever made.

Neil Morrissey's portrayal of Charlie/Charlotte, and Martin Clunes' portrayal of Simon mix together with the rest of the characters to make the most wonderful and funny films I have ever seen.

My rating of this film has to be 10/10, and I would recommend it to anyone. They do not have to be a fan of any of the actors, or of New romantic music to enjoy such a thing.


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