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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 »

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Bobby Ball ...
Tommy Cannon ...
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Kim
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Jack Douglas ...
Chief Superintendent
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John Hilling
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Coastguard
Arthur English ...
Farmer
Billy Burden ...
Herdsman
Nigel Lambert ...
Estate Agent
Eric Francis ...
Fred the Postman
Ken Barker ...
Chief Superintendent's Driver
Richard Borthwick ...
Customs Officer
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Customs Officer
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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...

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Comedy | Family

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1982 (UK)  »

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Tom und Bobby in Aktion  »

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Actors Jack Douglas, Jon Pertwee, and Edward Judd received 'guest star' credits. See more »

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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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Remake of Ask a Policeman (1939) See more »

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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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The Worst Film Ever Made
18 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The utter, utter stupidity of this film is legendary. It is in fact known in the UK (to the tiny, tiny, number of people that have ever seen or even remember it) as the worst British film ever. The cast is tiny, Cannon and Ball, God forgive them (no really, they may well go to hell for this) don't even look ashamed! And when I tell you that a major plot device involves... SPOILER WARNING... a van disguised as a flying saucer THAT ACTUALLY FOOLS PEOPLE, you will know the level this film is pitching to. The only thing about the original was Will Hay, and he is very funny. The only thing about this is that someone lost about 75p making it. Hell, that's what? $1.50?


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