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Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)

R | | Comedy | 10 March 2000 (UK)
Harold Smith, a quiet middle-aged Englishman becomes an instant celebrity when he suddenly starts exhibiting psychic and telekinetic powers. After he is arrested for accidentally killing ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harold Smith
... Vince Smith
... Joanna Robinson
... Dr. Peter Robinson
Charlotte Roberts ... Lucy Robinson
... Margaret Robinson
... Irene Smith
... Nesbit
... Daz
... Ray Smith
... Walter
... Harold's Mother
Charles Simon ... Oobie
... Roland Thornton
John Higgins ... The Reverend Anthony Cooper
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Harold Smith, a quiet middle-aged Englishman becomes an instant celebrity when he suddenly starts exhibiting psychic and telekinetic powers. After he is arrested for accidentally killing three pensioners by causing their pacemakers to stop, his lawyer brings in an extremely skeptical scientist to test whether or not Harold's powers are real. Meanwhile, Harold's son Vince, a disco devotee, is pining for his co-worker Joanna, who also happens to be the daughter of the scientist testing Vince's dad. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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When punk meets disco.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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10 March 2000 (UK)  »

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Che fine ha fatto Harold Smith?  »

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£137,309 (United Kingdom), 12 March 2000, Limited Release
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Trivia

Michael Legge was offered a role in the film 4 days after completing his work on Alan Parker's Angela's Ashes (1999). See more »

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When the Police arrive after the 'house smashing' scene one of the vehicles is a Bedford CF with a 1976 registration plate. Whilst the vehicle was available in 1976, the model shown is a post 1980 face lifted version with a plastic radiator grille. See more »

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Theme from "Starsky & Hutch"
by Tom Scott (as Thomas W. Scott)
Arranged by Graham Preskett
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Excellent heartwarming WEIRD movie.
3 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. The direction is excellent, the acting is great, although really weird, and the script is perfect.

This film is a real masterpiece but I think many people just can't get past the accents. It's NOT a "accurate depiction of the 70s" - or at least, it's not trying to be. It's a movie in which really normal people deal with really WEIRD situations. I love it because everyone stays normal despite this strange phenomena of Howard Smith's.

I've never seen a romantic comedy with such normal, and realistic people who, despite being idiots, were sweet, and honest.


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