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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Coyle ...  Moist Von Lipwig 2 episodes, 2010
Charles Dance ...  Lord Vetinari 2 episodes, 2010
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Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ...  Sergeant Angua 2 episodes, 2010
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Andrew Sachs ...  Groat 2 episodes, 2010
Timothy West ...  Ridcully 2 episodes, 2010
Claire Foy ...  Adora Belle Dearheart 2 episodes, 2010
David Suchet ...  Reacher Gilt 2 episodes, 2010
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Based on Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel involves a skillful con artist Moist Von Lipwig who finds the tables turned and it's he himself who conned into becoming the Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General. A position that has not been filled in years. Written by Richard Johnson

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30 May 2010 (UK) See more »

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Budapest, Hungary

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The last line, spoken by the late Terry Pratchett (as a postman), is "That's a bit of an embuggerance". This is a reference to Sir Terry's diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, which he always referred to as 'A Wretched Embuggerance". See more »

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When Groat stamps the letter, we see the letter in closeup as he bangs the stamp down in the very corner of the envelope. In the next shot, from a different angle, the stamp is in a different place on the envelope. See more »

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A few things to hate, So Many things to love!
13 June 2010 | by SevenixxSee all my reviews

First off, This is the third film based on Terry Pratchett Discworld and if you have seen the previous films you know they lacked in quite many areas.

As it happens to be, the moment I started reading Going Postal(the book) I thought for myself "This would make a really great movie!".

Why? you ask and I answer Good story that is easy to follow without any previous knowledge of Discworld. Small amount of magic and special effects that would require a 100 Million budget to make decent. This is where the previous movie Color of Magic went wrong.

So as it came to my knowledge Going Postal was the next movie to be made I felt quite happy, perhaps this would be the time when they got it all right?

Now that I've seen the result I must say that it was in fact, quite awesome! This is far much better than the mediocre Color of Magic adaptation, and it even goes ahead and surpasses the first movie Hoghfather.

There are a few things to hate about Going Postal though, and I believe these are the reasons some people absolutely hate this movie. I believe what all this is about is the use of Cinematic Freedom. First, Angua has been totally removed use some cinematic freedom and replaced with a "posh blond pale looking I'm not afraid to transform to a werewolf anywhere" girl, which many fans probably hate, I myself hate it as well. And even then they had to go ahead and make a wolf animation of her, the type of crappy animations I was hoping wouldn't be required in Going Postal!

Second thing to hate about the movie is the Banshee, seriously, it's the most silly piece of outfit ever seen! If you cant make a good banshee with wings, then use some of that cinematic freedom and just make him normal man dressed in black with some black smoke around him! As it turns out the banshee is the single most disturbing thing about this movie since everything else adds to an atmosphere that the Discworld is actually real. The moment this guy enters flailing his paper wings and screaming the whole atmosphere takes a big dip.

So now you ask, if the movie is so bad why did you rate it so high? Its quite simple really, because of the two things I just discussed. Because even if those 2 details could have been done A LOT better, there is the whole rest of the movie, and this is a movie that has great acting, great story, great atmosphere, great characters and not to forget Great Entertainment Value!

Going Postal is by far the best Discworld movie as of yet and if you are only able to see past the few bad drops in the bucket filled with greatness, Im sure you will come to the same conclusion as me.


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