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Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eva Braun
... Hitler
... Winston Churchill
... King George VI
Simon Rake ... Reporter 1
James Long ... Reporter 2
James Putnam ... Reporter 3 (as James Puttnam)
... Potter
Vic Reeves ... Bendle
... Princess Elizabeth
... Lieutenant Baker (as Tom Clarke-Hill)
... Denzil Eisenhower
... Princess Margaret
... Lord W'ruff
Nigel Harrison ... Jack


In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army officer claims the cigar-smoking iconic PM was an actor, Ray Bubbles, impersonating his own father, USMC lieutenant Winston Churchill, a genius spy who stole an enigma code machine and almost single-handedly won a very alternative battle for Britain. Written by KGF Vissers

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History... Hollywood style! See more »


Comedy | War


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Release Date:

3 December 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Az ifjú Churchill kalandjai  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£148,326 (United Kingdom), 5 December 2004, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When King George VI says, "I'll get her [Princess Elizabeth] to marry a Greek or someone," this is a reference to Elizabeth II's real-life marriage to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was born in Greece as the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. See more »


At the end of the film, after sliding closed the canopy of the (ersatz) Spitfire, the film cuts to a close shot of a Hawker Hurricane taking off, then back to a flight of Spitfires. See more »


Denzil Eisenhower: You cant be judge, jury, and executioner at the same time. It's just not the American way.
Winston Churchill: Hey, you'll never get to be President if you're runnin' that kinda policy.
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Crazy Credits

One extra scene and several outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »


References Dad's Army (1968) See more »


Elgar- Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
Composed by Edward Elgar
By permission of Boosey & Hawkes Licensing
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With all respect, you seem to have missed the point....
30 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit that I didn't expect to like this movie but actually it was a pleasant surprise. I think the fact that some of the dialogue clunked terribly added to the humour. The premise is ridiculous, yes, but it is so for a reason. The people making this film don't expect you to take it seriously, it's not a history lesson. The film delights in sending up stock Hollywood clichés, the token black guy, the Americans saving the world etc, and I would suggest it as a tonic to anyone who had just endured "Hollywood history" dross like Pearl Harbour or U-571. The script contains some cracking one-liners and there is a pretty great British cast. Having Hitler to stay at the palace is an inspired piece of comic invention and the story with the princess parodies Mel Gibson's Braveheart sub-plot quite hilariously The absurdity of the movie is what saves it, if they had gone and made a half hearted effort it would never have gotten to film. Give it a go.

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