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Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 26 July 2011 (USA)
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A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Fraser ... BBC Newsreader / Gaston (voice)
Alexander Armstrong ... Red Leader (voice)
Rory McHenry Rory McHenry ... Johnny (voice)
Ewan McGregor ... Chris (voice)
Stephen Merchant ... Tom (voice)
Richard E. Grant ... The Vicar (voice)
Tom Wilkinson ... Albert / Goebbels (voice)
Tobias Menzies ... Captain English / Monty (voice)
Caroline Duff Caroline Duff ... F.A.N.Y. Girl 1 (voice)
Charlotte Moore ... F.A.N.Y. Girl 2 / Dairy Maid / Heidi / Helga (voice)
Rosamund Pike ... Daisy (voice)
Martyn Ellis ... Zeppelin Captain / A.R.P. Wardens / Cumberland Farmer / Scottish Savages (voice)
James Hicks ... Igor / Joseph Kaplinsky / Farmer 1 / Skinny Guard / Scottish Savages (voice)
Pam Ferris ... Matron Rutty (voice)
Brian Conley Brian Conley ... Zeppelin Crewman / Farmer 2 / Stupid Farmer / Erummel / Squire / Hereford Farmer (voice)
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World War II: What if Nazis seized London and all of England had to band together? When scarily campy Nazi leaders invade by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall, Churchill leaves his quiet retirement with a cat that looks like Hitler to issue a call to arms from his bunker under Downing Street. Chris, a young farm worker with large hands, rallies the village to fight the good fight -- including an alcoholic Vicar, the oldest man in the town, several idiots, a random Frenchman and Bobby Fiske, a swearing American who believes he's battling Russia. The world's future is in their tiny plastic hands. Innovative puppeteering animatronics from Scottish brothers Edward and Rory McHenry combine with the larger-than-life voices of Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall and Richard E. Grant. Written by Anonymous

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puppetry | england | scot | german | germany | See All (9) »

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The smallest epic film you'll ever see!


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English

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26 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Nazi Invasion See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (HD)
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The ale being drunk at hadrians wall called Spitfire is a real drink. Spitfire Premium ale is a Kentish Ale and was brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain See more »

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The movie features the German airship Hindenburg which was destroyed in 1937 while the movie is set in 1940 See more »

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Chris: Have you forgotten what being English means? It means being free. I might just be a simple farm boy, but at least I'm a free simple farm boy. What does freedom mean to you? Freedom to grow your own crops and graze livestock. Think what they'll do to your farms. Your cows, Farmer Grey. Your pigs, Mr and Mrs Sparrow. Think what will happen to your FANY, Matron Rutty. Join me... so that in future years you can proudly say, "I fought for England!" Now who is with me?
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Referenced in The King's Speech (2010) See more »

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Jerusalem
Words by William Blake and lyrics by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Performed by Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Merchant, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Pam Ferris and Cast
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British, epic, puppets.
9 October 2010 | by yamz69See all my reviews

Stan Steel, i have no clue what film YOU were watching, but i for one thoroughly enjoyed this flick... Winston Churchill? As a puppet? Oh my, genius! This film can't get a 10/10 from me personally, i mean, it's no Schindler's list, or Titanic, it's not about to become an instant classic -- take it with a pinch of salt, what you get for your time is a hilarious take on WWII Britain, with a great cast of voice actors. I'm so glad this wasn't another hack at American humour. The film was well executed, admittedly the effects weren't Transformers style, but it just added to the humour of the film. Conclusion: an extremely cutesy British comedy... with puppets (:


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