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The Grey Mile (2012)

| Short, Comedy, Crime | Video
Terry 'The Taxman' Tempest, the greatest bank robber there ever was, whose true identity was never discovered, finds himself languishing in a dilapidated care home with only elderly ... See full summary »

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Simon Janes

Writers:

Simon Janes (co-writer), Jonathan Parramint (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Ruth Bird Ruth Bird ... Ida
Meryl Keeble Meryl Keeble ... Nurse Brooke
Murray Melvin ... Professor Worth
Vincent J. Newman Vincent J. Newman ... Twin a (as Vincent Newman)
Max Rudd ... Twin B
Paul Shane ... Terry 'the Taxman'
Maggie Tulip Maggie Tulip ... Miss Match
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Terry 'The Taxman' Tempest, the greatest bank robber there ever was, whose true identity was never discovered, finds himself languishing in a dilapidated care home with only elderly confidence trickster Professor Humboldt Worth for company. When Terry and The Professor discover all is not right in the care home, the bickering pair are forced to put their differences aside, dust off their criminals skills, step onto the other side of the law and save the day. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Well made but very unoriginal

This short comedy seems to have premiered on the British Comedy Guide's site. It's available free here: http://www.comedy.co.uk/videos/5493/the_grey_mile_short_film/. It's mainly the work of newcomers although there are two veterans playing the leads - Murray Melvin in one of his best roles and Paul Shane, whose swan song this was (he died 2013). The pair play ex-crooks in an old people's home who get their revenge on the tyrannical, Miss Hannigan-style owner. There's nothing new here and in fact the theme of old folks re-living their youth has been done more entertainingly elsewhere. In addition the comedy is uneven. The film makers seem to have attempted Ealing-like charm but have thrown in comic book characters and situations, which clash. The result isn't as funny as it should have been. But the film is extremely well directed. And Melvin's characterisation is pure class.


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UK

Language:

English

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