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Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

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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

Release Date:

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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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

A German tank destroys The Cenotaph to gain access to Downing Street. The Cenotaph is not located at the junction of Downing Street & Whitehall, it is further down the street. See more »

Quotes

Churchill: My dear countrymen, dear friends. Never in the field of human conflict, was so buggered up by so few for so many!
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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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Brilliant!
28 July 2010 | by megunsSee all my reviews

My friends and I waited over an hour in line for tickets to this movie at the Edinburgh Film Festival as it was touted as one of the top 10 to see. The trouble was finding tickets as both screenings were sold out! The organisers added it to best of show on the last day of the festival - luckily. I absolutely loved it! Brilliant! Stan Steel how did you see the movie again in July??? EIFF ended June 26th and I was at the last screening. I know it definitely hasn't been released because I've been tracking its status online. The art direction and animation were mind-blowing! At points I even had to remind myself that these were in fact puppets! I definitely recommend seeing this whenever it's out in theatres. Tally ho!


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