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The Parole Officer (2001)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 10 August 2001 (UK)
A failed parole officer framed for murder must enlist the help of his former clients to clear his name.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Simon Garden
Emma Gilmour ... Secretary
Susan Jane Tanner ... Stern Woman
Iain Mitchell ... Tribunal Chairman
... Tribunal Man
... George
... Jeff
... Colin
... Kirsty
... Inspector Burton
Bruce McGregor ... First Policeman
... Emma
Justin Burrows ... Mills
Marc Goodhall ... Death / Student (as Marc Goodall)
Clive Kneller ... Deacon
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Storyline

Failed parole officer Simon Garden (Coogan) is framed for a murder committed by one of Manchester's leading police officers. The only evidence proving his innocence is a CCTV video tape locked inside a bank vault. With the help of four inept ex-criminals and token love interest Emma (Lena Headey), Garden must break into the bank and steal the CCTV footage in order to clear his name. Written by Anon

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Steve Coogan Is....[The Parole Officer] See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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10 August 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das B-Team: Beschränkt und auf Bewährung  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

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£902,028 (United Kingdom), 12 August 2001, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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Simon Garden suffers from hypoglycemia. This is a backhanded tribute to Armando Iannucci who worked with Steve Coogan on his Alan Partridge character. The disorder is like a reverse diabetes in which the sufferer has to ingest carbohydrates on a regular basis to combat overproduction of insulin. This is why Simon is constantly eating potato crisps (potato chips in the U.S.). See more »

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It is never explained how the conspirators have such detailed knowledge about the lay out of the bank. See more »

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[demonstrating a remote-controlled toy fire-engine with a camera on the ladder]
Kirsty: What is it?
George: It's a GOTLER.
Kirsty: A what?
Colin: A George-operated time-lock equalising robot.
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During the first part of the credits there is footage showing the cast dancing to "Heroes" by David Bowie See more »

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Features Trumpton (1967) See more »

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Performed by Supersister
Written by Sean Phillips and Tina Peacock
Published by Hit & Run Music (Publishing) Ltd/EMI Music Publising Ltd
Used courtesy of Gut Records Ltd
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COOGAN DOES IT AGAIN
10 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Steve Coogan is a hero of mine from Paul Calf to Alan Partridge to even Tony Ferrino he is a master of comedy. He has constructed in this film a fantastic premise filled with brilliant set pieces and fabulous 1 lines.

This film is the comedy of the year dont miss it.

5 out of 5


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