With ruthless US and Japanese investment banks circling Tuftons, a struggling two-hundred-year-old, family-run British bank, can its bumbling, incompetent chairman, Sir Charles Bunbury, fend off the onslaught and save the bank?

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Vadim Jean

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Roger Devlin, Vadim Jean (additional writing by) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Tamsin Greig ... Penelope
Kelsey Grammer ... Charles
John Michael Higgins ... Richard Grinding
Andrew Sachs ... Jenkins
Sonya Cassidy ... Annabel
Doon Mackichan ... Caroline
Julie Dray ... Sophie
Mathew Horne ... Nick
Togo Igawa ... Nakamura
Pearce Quigley ... Oscar
Richard Cordery ... Bournville
Chris Wilson ... £1 Share Tip Investor
Lara Heller ... Stephanie Agincourt
Susan Fordham ... Banker's party guest
Jonathan Rhodes ... Dale
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With ruthless US and Japanese investment banks circling Tuftons, a struggling two-hundred-year-old, family-run British bank, can its bumbling, incompetent chairman, Sir Charles Bunbury, fend off the onslaught and save the bank?

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Comedy

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During the end credits, Jenkins the driver is said to now own the Rolls-Royce, which is stated to be a "1972 Silver Shadow". However, the car is actually a "Phantom VI". See more »

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Regardless of his position as the head of the bank, Charles should not have been able to place a trade with the money Penelope's pension fund without her authorization. There are laws that prevent this. She is unlikely to have given him trading authorization in advance. See more »

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Another One Bites the Dust
Performed by Queen
Written by John Deacon
© 1980 EMI/SONY ATV album by EMI/UNIVERSAL all rights reserved
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Lame Comedy
8 August 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Sorry to say, I found this movie to be a terribly lame comedy, which didn't work for me on any level.

Kelsey Grammar stars as Charles Bunbury, a dullard of a bank chairman, whose wife Penelope (Tamsin Greig) is the principal shareholder of the 200-year-old venerable institution, and whose family has passed down control of the bank from one generation to the next.

When Charles is set-up to pour an enormous amount of the bank's and Penelope's money into a worthless investment, it will set off a chain of events that will lead to ruination for many. I won't bore you the rest of the plot details other than to say they get more and more absurd and nonsensical. For me, it became a slog to watch it to the end, all the way to its predictable conclusion.

Overall, I thought the comedic elements in this film just fell "flat as a pancake", and I would suggest trying something else.


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UK

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking the Bank See more »

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$4,947
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