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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.


Martin Clunes


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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


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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Release Date:

31 March 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Venus - Huonosti käyttäytyvä bändi See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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

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wonderful stuff
13 May 2012 | by nigel-downs-7See all my reviews

A truly wonderful film, based on a new romantic theme (of the early 80's) but taking place 15 years later, as the band is black-mailed into re-uniting for one final appearance. It even manages to put that "shaddup you face" (that kept Ultravox's Vienna from being number 1) in its place. Several cameo appearances from people who were famous at the time (Simon Le Bon, Gary Numan and more), it all adds to the film's feel-good factor. Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey star in roles that are distinctly different to Men Behaving Badly but are certainly no less fun to watch. Jane Horrocks also plays a strong part and once again shows her versatility. My only regret is that there's still no DVD available - come on, whoever you are - get one on the market!

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