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The Boys in Blue (1982)

| Comedy, Family | 1982 (UK)
Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they ... See full summary »

Director:

Val Guest

Writers:

Val Guest (screenplay), Sidney Green (additional material) (as Sid Green) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Ball ... P.C. Bobby Ball
Tommy Cannon Tommy Cannon ... Sergeant Tommy Cannon
Suzanne Danielle ... Kim
Roy Kinnear ... Mr. Lloyd
Eric Sykes ... Chief Constable Cranshaw
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ... Chief Superintendent
Edward Judd ... John Hilling
Jon Pertwee ... Coastguard
Arthur English ... Farmer
Billy Burden Billy Burden ... Herdsman
Nigel Lambert Nigel Lambert ... Estate Agent
Eric Francis Eric Francis ... Fred the Postman
Ken Barker Ken Barker ... Chief Superintendent's Driver
Richard Borthwick Richard Borthwick ... Customs Officer
John D. Collins ... Customs Officer
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Storyline

Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they decide to invent some crimes to justify their existence. When they try to steal a painting from a local rich businessman (Roy Kinnear), they accidently stumble across a gang of real art thieves who have just stolen £1 million worth of paintings. It is up to the two bungling cops to stop them escaping with their haul. Written by measham

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A really blue movie...

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom und Bobby in Aktion See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bobby Ball and Tommy Cannon played characters, P.C. Bobby Ball and Sergeant Tommy Cannon respectively, who had the same names as their own. See more »

Goofs

The positions of the policemen on the farmer's motorbike change depending on whether they are in close-up or long-shot. See more »

Quotes

P.C. Ball: [Answering the phone] Speak first, it's your money.
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Connections

References Rawhide (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boys in Blue
(closing song)
Written and Composed by Geoff Gill, Bobby Ball and Pete Tyrell
Sung by Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball
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This is underrated!!
12 March 2002 | by kevinmcelligottSee all my reviews

I'm sorry but I have to say that this film fills me with so much joy! 20 years ago i watched this film as an innocent, now, whenever this cynical and weary mind needs to remember how good life is, i watch the boys in blue and all is well with the world. Its funny, its slapstick, its cannon and ball! God bless you Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball. I, for one, salute you


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