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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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UK | Spain | Belgium

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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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Trivia

One of the Germans in the hindenburg is named igor and has eyes pointing of in different directions and is possibly a nod to the igor from Mel Brooks young Frankenstein played by Marty Feldman See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

The Vicar: I'm waiting for you, you son of a Nazi whore!
Daisy: Father!
The Vicar: Come and fight me! My God against yours!
Monty: Sorry, sir, he must have found his way back to the bottle.
Churchill: Good man.
The Vicar: Sausage eating wankers!
[echoing]
Churchill: Let us take example from the Church... double the ale ration!
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Referenced in The King's Speech (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Backs to the wall, but freedom will prevail
20 June 2010 | by russellalbSee all my reviews

The credits at the end said 'Many puppets were harmed during the making of this film' which is certainly true. It's hard to describe this film, a bit like a mix of Team America (but these aren't marionettes), and a whole bunch of war films, I loved spotting the references from everything from Zulu to Apocalypse Now. There's a love story, the Hollywood style inclusion of an American, Billy Fiske, taking a main part (Tom Cruise wanted to do this in a proposed film 'The Few' about the real Billy Fiske). I loved it and gave it 8 stars, but will it be you're cup of tea? I don't know but hopefully there'll be plenty more reviews to guide you and explain this film better than me before it's released.


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