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Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002)

After her husband's death, woman starts looking for independence.

Director:

Ian Sharp

Writers:

Vernon Coleman (book), Malcolm Stone (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauline Collins ... Thelma Caldicot
Peter Capaldi ... Derek
Anna Wilson-Jones ... Veronica
Gwenllian Davies Gwenllian Davies ... Audrey
Sheila Reid ... Joyce
Frank Mills ... Leslie
Frank Middlemass ... Bernard
John Alderton ... Hawksmoor
Isla Blair ... Matron
Paul Freeman ... Jenkins
Martin Jarvis ... JB
Tony Robinson ... Nick Reid
Terence Rigby ... Henry Caldicot
Wanda Ventham ... Victoria
Angela Bruce ... Gina
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Storyline

Not so aged widow Thelma Caldicot is coerced into a resthome by her manipulative son and daughter-in-law after the death of her bullying husband. Apathy turns to anger and then action as the medication is discarded and Thelma discovers her mettle. She and her aged cohorts stage a rebellion but the result is something nobody envisaged. Written by Taita

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guerra do Repolho See more »

Filming Locations:

Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$999,142
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Evolution Films See more »
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Color (Fujicolor)
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In the scene where everyone is watching the TV interview from the hotel room, there is a reflection in the silver serving trays of the studio lighting rig. Something moves back and forward, possibly a boom mic. See more »

Quotes

[Thelma is being interviewed on national television about her "mass breakout" from the nursing home; Nick Reid, the interviewer, is trying to be provocative]
Thelma Caldicot: Mrs Caldicot, you're in the news because you led a walk out at the Twilight Years rest home. Now it's being said that you led the walk out because you couldn't stand cabbage. That's rather extreme, isn't it?
[audience sniggers]
Thelma Caldicot: Well, it's true that I didn't want to eat any more cabbage., but that's not why I left. I left because it was a ...
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Soundtracks

DOWN AT THE OLD BULL & BUSH
Composed by Harry von Tilzer (as Harry Von Tilzer), Andrew B. Sterling, Russel Hunting and Percy Krone
Published by B. Feldman & Co. Ltd and Redwood Music Ltd
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Catch this one!
27 January 2019 | by davyd-02237See all my reviews

Might not go down as everyones favourite. There isn't for the most part much comedy either. However, a woman with an unloving hubby who needs everything done for him, dies suddenly, then the son takes her home and leaves her at an old folks home...then the "fun starts"....the fun and enjoyment is watching how this timid housewife turns the tables on her circumstances and those who are against her. Great performance from everyone, including John Alderton. Catch this one, well worth watching


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