The heroes and villains from the Golden Age of British wrestling must grapple against the odds to make it home safely from a night out on the tiles on-board a red double-decker bus.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Ryland ... Big D.
Mackenzie Crook ... Glorious George
Stewart Wright ... Mr. Kendo
Patrick Baladi ... Rollerball
Kris Marshall ... The Kid
Kevin Eldon ... McManus
Justin Edwards ... Haystacks
Jordan Long ... Stocky Referee
Miranda Hart ... Klondyke
Dan Renton Skinner Dan Renton Skinner ... Finlay
Manjinder Virk ... Princess
Waen Shepherd ... Exotic Adrian Esq
Susan Earl Susan Earl ... Mizz Linda
Carolyn Pertwee Carolyn Pertwee ... Mrs. Walton
Peter Geeves Peter Geeves ... The Almighty Chang
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The heroes and villains from the Golden Age of British wrestling must grapple against the odds to make it home safely from a night out on the tiles on-board a red double-decker bus.

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Language:

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Release Date:

29 September 2007 (Canada) See more »

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Croydon, London, England, UK See more »

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Film Club See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Affectionate comedy
5 March 2009 | by GazHackSee all my reviews

For my money the best of the Film Club trilogy about extraordinary characters doing mundane activities. A group of British wrestlers from its seventies/eighties heyday take the late night bus home in a gloomy town. Along the way they bicker and despite Big D's desire to "have no trouble" they are forced to battle various other wrestlers. I suspect the viewer needs to remember World of Sport or the scene to really enjoy this film. I loved the way the stage persona's of the wrestlers was recreated. Big D(addy)'s gruff but decent fatherly manner. Giant Haystacks' panto villain snarling. Kendo Nagsaki's silence and his relationship with his manager. The fights on the top of the bus were hilarious. But the best moment for me was Miranda Hart's cameo as Klondyke. The miserable nature of late night in a northern town was excellently captured. This film is the unexpected highlight on the Blake's Junction 7 DVD.


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