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Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

At a New Millennium Eve party, Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Rowan Atkinson ... All Blackadders
Tony Robinson ... All Baldricks
Stephen Fry ... All Melchetts
Hugh Laurie ... Viscount George Bufton-Tufton / Georgius
Tim McInnerny ... All Darlings
Miranda Richardson ... All Elizabeths
Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex ... Dinosaur
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Nursie
Colin Firth ... William Shakespeare
Rik Mayall ... Robin Hood
Kate Moss ... Maid Marian
Crispin Harris Crispin Harris ... Friar Tuck
Simon Russell Beale ... Napoleon (as Simon Russell-Beale)
Hordes of Scots Hordes of Scots ... Scottish Hordes
Jennie Bond Jennie Bond ... Royal Reporter (as Jenny Bond)
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Storyline

It's Millennium Eve and Blackadder is hosting a dinner party for a few select friends, Lady Elizabeth, Viscount George, Archbishop Melchett and Archbishop Darling. Baldrick devises yet another of his infamous cunning plans to help his ever greedy master Edmund Blackadder con money from his gullible friends. The pair build a "time machine" from empty cereal packets and place bets with their friends as to when in history they will travel, retrieving various artifacts from their travels as proof, items which Blackadder already owns! However, in a strange twist of fate the time machine actually works and the pair are thrown back in history initially to the Jurassic period. Gradually the pair start to return to their own time stopping off at various famous times in history such as Sherwood Forest and the Battle of Waterloo but will they make it home? Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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The final episode in the saga of the Blackadder family, who have forever been at the very center of British history and society.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Blackadder Millennium Project See more »

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Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS 70 mm (as dts Digital Sound)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

"Blackadder Back & Forth" takes place on 31 December 1999, 82 years after Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) which took place in 1917. See more »

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Blackadder's Roman ancestor is supposed to be a centurion. However, a centurion would have the crest on his helmet from left to right, not from back to front. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George: Well isn't this splendid and absolutely tufty? New years eve 1999. A new century and a new millennium. Let's drink a great big slurpy toast to peace and understanding around the globe.
Melchett: Bravo! After all, if history teaches us anything, its that in in the words of St. Burt, what the world needs now is love, sweet love.
Blackadder: Total codswallop. If history teaches us anything, it's that the story of man is one long round of death and torture. And burning people as witches just because they've...
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The opening credits are a series of historical paintings and photographs, featuring Blackadder "Forrest-Gumped" into them.. See more »

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References Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Great Way To End Blackadder
27 April 2007 | by Chris-4712See all my reviews

Even though a lot of people on this forum seem to think this is rubbish i think this is a great blackadder ( although not as good as the TV series i admit ), It is funny and tries to incorporate a family audience to blackadder, I saw the film @ the Dome when i was just 10 and i was laughing my head off. There are a phew mistakes with crew visible but it is a nice short film to end the blackadder series.

The crew all seem to have had a great time making the film and it was a good send off after the killing off the characters in series 4, it shows them all as very good friends and Rowan Atkinson @ his cunning best.


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