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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 »

Director:

Peter Richardson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miranda Richardson ... Eva Braun
Antony Sher ... Hitler
Christian Slater ... Winston Churchill
Harry Enfield ... King George VI
Simon Rake Simon Rake ... Reporter 1
James Long James Long ... Reporter 2
James Putnam James Putnam ... Reporter 3 (as James Puttnam)
Bob Mortimer ... Potter
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ... Bendle
Neve Campbell ... Princess Elizabeth
Tom Clarke Hill ... Lieutenant Baker (as Tom Clarke-Hill)
Romany Malco ... Denzil Eisenhower
Jessica Oyelowo ... Princess Margaret
Leslie Phillips ... Lord W'ruff
Nigel Harrison Nigel Harrison ... Jack
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ifjú Churchill kalandjai See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£148,326 (United Kingdom), 5 December 2004, Limited Release
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the DVD commentary during the scene where US Churchill and Denzil Eisenhower exit the British War Office: director, Peter Richardson, dubs, "This is very r... relevant to the Iraq War". See more »

Goofs

There are three consecutive shots of the scene where the Fuehrer crashes a car into a building. The first and third shots appear to be from the same take. The second shot, however, has the following anomalies: Martin Bormann ("Hollywood" version) and Lord W'Ruff appear closer to the car and more to the (viewers') left of it; a luggage tag has moved; a white cuff can be seen from beneath Bormann's jacket sleeve; W'Ruff's scarf is draped differently. See more »

Quotes

Prime Minister: I know, that is... awfully - unfair. But, hey! You know life sucks.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Churchill Rap
Written by Romany Malco and Simon Boswell
Re-mixed by André Jacquemin
Performed by Romany Malco and Christian Slater
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Great Cast, Great Humour, Great Movie
5 December 2004 | by neildevanySee all my reviews

On entering the cinema to see this film today, I had very low expectations for this film. Leaving the cinema, I felt entertained, amused and not robbed of my £5.30.

I expected this film to be a gung-ho version of how the Americans saw the war. That is what I got, but the film really poked fun at the state of mega-budget American Historcal dramas. The whole idea of the film was excellent, the story, although very thin was laced with excellent set jokes and well placed one liners.

This is clearly a British Film. The whole look of the film was British. A large proportion of the cast were British. If you are British, have a basic knowledge of WW2 and a British sense of humour, you will love it.

You only have to look at the cast, see what sort of film you are getting. From the British comedy front Steve Pemberton and Mackenzie Crook shone.

Overall, this is by no means the greatest or funniest film of the year, but if you want a typically British movie go and see it!


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