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London, 2000:- Terminally ill Albert summons old war buddies Frank and Harry to his hospital bed with a bizarre request. When he dies, he wants them to snatch his corpse from the hospital ... See full summary »

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Thomas Ellice (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Jason ... Harry
David Warner ... Frank
Judith Hoersch ... Vicki
Michael Jayston ... Albert
Nick Bennett Nick Bennett ... Young Harry
Scott Harrison Scott Harrison ... Young Frank
Adam Flynn Adam Flynn ... Young Albert
Christine Ellerbeck Christine Ellerbeck ... Joy Fellows
John Alastair John Alastair ... Truck Driver
Laura Rogers Laura Rogers ... Rachel
Ruby Tuesday Ruby Tuesday ... Tracy
Hasina Haque ... Nurse
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London, 2000:- Terminally ill Albert summons old war buddies Frank and Harry to his hospital bed with a bizarre request. When he dies, he wants them to snatch his corpse from the hospital morgue and drive it, in Harry's taxi, to Germany, where they all met, for burial. Thanks to Frank's ingenuity they get the body past Customs but almost lose it in France, recovering it thanks to Vicki, a German hitch-hiker that they pick up. Their good deed is in part atonement for allowing a German girl that they knew fifty-five years earlier to be killed by Russian soldiers, as they explain to Vicki. They dug her grave too and now bury Albert in close proximity to it. Vicki departs but the two old friends find her presence has been positive for them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2010 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Harry and Frank drive past the 'real' Albert Memorial on their way to collect Albert's body. See more »

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[last words: Harry and Frank have just told each other that they are terminally ill, but they plan to make a final journey - to Vienna for Frank and to Venice for Harry - in Harry's taxi]
Frank: D'you think she'll make it?
Harry: What, the old cab? Yes - she's only got 270,000 on the clock. That's hardly run in - a bit like us, really.
[they chuckle]
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Slightly disapointing road movie
14 January 2018 | by raymond-andreSee all my reviews

The first twenty minutes have great promise as the dying Albert asks his two wartime buddies for a huge favor. Darkly humorous. Once the show goes on the road however the movie starts to lose its charm and the character of Vicki makes no sense at all. I cannot write more without spoiling the twist such as it is. The ending is too obvious and overstated. I was perhaps hoping for too much from the great David Warner.


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