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Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie (2003)

Doctor Bamford has had enough of village life and is desperate for some distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbours. When the local estate agent shows him Tregunnt Farm - derelict and ... See full summary »

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Ben Bolt

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Craig Ferguson (based on characters created for the film "Saving Grace" by), Mark Crowdy (based on characters created for the film "Saving Grace" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Calf ... Tim Bowden
Anna Chancellor ... Nicky Bowden
Joe Sowerbutts ... Harry Bowden
Rebecca Bridges Rebecca Bridges ... Natasha Bowden
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Martin Bamford
Alex Palmer ... Rupert Shawcross
Barbara Lott Barbara Lott ... Justine Walker
Mark Drewry Mark Drewry ... Terry the Mechanic
Tristan Sturrock ... Harvey
Neve McIntosh ... Rita Gorrie
Stephen Moore ... Vicar
Paul Brooke ... Charley
Adrian Lukis ... Rob Blake
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ... Mrs. Peters
Pam Ferris ... Lolita
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Doctor Bamford has had enough of village life and is desperate for some distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbours. When the local estate agent shows him Tregunnt Farm - derelict and miles from anywhere - it's love at first sight. But the Bowden family from London also have their eye on the property with a view to developing the surrounding land into ugly holiday cottages. After being gazumped, the Doc decides to try and spook the family into leaving by pretending to be the Beast of Bodmin. Written by Portman Film and Television

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Rambling and strange...but enjoyable.
7 May 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Before the TV series "Doc Martin" debuted in 2004, there were three movies that featured the Doc Martin character. However, oddly, when the character was converted to a TV series character, his back story was pretty much rewritten and his personality changed dramatically. So, you almost have to think of them as entirely different and totally separate- -same name but otherwise quite different.

"Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie" is very different from the previous movie because the plot seems to meander quite a bit and seems a bit silly. Now I am not saying it's bad--but it really never really takes itself very seriously and has a far different mood from the previous film.

It begins with Doc going with a Realtor to see a farm that is for sale. The place is a dilapidated mess but inexplicably he offers to buy the place. Only moments later, a family shows up and they, too, want to buy the place. However, the wife is a totally disagreeable jerk and bribes the agent to sell her the place instead--even though Doc had already agreed to buy the place! In addition, the woman is so unpleasant that Doc feels he has to do something...even if it's very stupid (which it turns out to be).

Simultaneous to this plot are two others. One involves two of the locals who are in the smuggling business. However, a couple federal agents suspect something and are mucking about town trying to uncover the crime. Another is about a couple women who are practicing Wiccans and how all this fits together with Doc Martin's problems is, well, quite bizarre.

The bottom line is that you do NOT see this film because it makes a lot of sense, you watch it because you like the characters--and they are very likable and quirky. Enjoyable but more slight than the previous installment--especially the ending.


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30 April 2003 (UK) See more »

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