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The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1983)

| Comedy, Drama | TV Movie
During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendant... See full summary »

Writers:

Dario Fo (play), Gavin Richards (adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Gavin Richards Gavin Richards ... Maniac
Jim Bywater Jim Bywater ... Insp. Pissani
Clive Russell ... Superintendant
Gavin Muir Gavin Muir ... Constable
John Surman John Surman ... Insp. Bertozzo
Susan Denaker ... Maria Feletti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Coverley Richard Coverley ... Policeman
Steve Fideli Steve Fideli ... Suspect
Hal Jeayes Hal Jeayes ... Policeman
Vincenzo Nicoli ... Policeman
Brigid O'Hara Brigid O'Hara ... Suspect
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During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendant and Inspector responsible are awaiting the arrival of an Investigating Judge but get more than they bargained for when a lunatic escapes and impersonates him. Written by Anonymous

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anarchism | based on play | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist opened at the Belasco Theater (New York City) on November 15, 1984 and ran for 20 performances. See more »

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Completely Nuts
9 May 2001 | by akspeckSee all my reviews

There has been a death in a police station in Milan. The police say it was suicide, but the coroner says accidental death and now there are riots and an inquiry is about to start. Enter the Lunatic (Gavin Richards - now in BBC's Eastenders) who impersonates a judge and conducts the inquiry. All hell breaks loose.

What can I say - this has to be seen to be believed. It is a little dated by the political jokes (especially about Mrs Thatcher's regime) - but still hysterically funny. I first saw this when I was in my teens and my sister and I will still spontaneously burst into bits of this at the slightest provocation. This is definitely not for the conservative viewer. It definitely helps if your own politics are to the left of centre (or a long way left of centre for Americans). But definitely worth tracking down. enjoy


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