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Mindhorn (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 5 May 2017 (UK)
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A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series "Mindhorn" must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person.

Director:

Sean Foley

Writers:

Julian Barratt (screenplay), Simon Farnaby (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Exclusive: 'Mindhorn' Interview from the 1980s Resurfaces

An interview with Richard Thorncroft, filmed during his time playing TV detective Mindhorn, has been discovered as a movie about the actor is released in the UK.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Barratt ... Richard Thorncroft
Simon Farnaby ... Clive Parnevik
Essie Davis ... Patricia Deville
Steve Coogan ... Peter Easterman
Richard McCabe Richard McCabe ... Jeffrey Moncrieff
Andrea Riseborough ... DS Elena Baines
Russell Tovey ... Paul Melly
Robin Morrissey ... PC Green
David Schofield ... Chief Inspector Derek Newsome
Alannah Olivia ... Casting Receptionist
Christopher Jenner Cole ... Richard Crowthorne
Sean Foley Sean Foley ... Kenneth Branagh's Producer
Jessye Romeo ... Agent's Secretary
Harriet Walter ... Richard's Agent
Simon Callow ... Simon Callow
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Storyline

Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980's for playing the titular and charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a robotic eye that can literally "see the truth". Unfortunately, after becoming a little too pompous and arrogant, Richard ends up insulting both the Isle of Man and his fellow cast members on the Wogan chat-show, including his on-screen and real life love interest Patricia Deville (Essie Davies), his stuntman (Simon Farnaby), and bit-part costar Peter Easterman (Steve Coogan). He decides to leave to try and make it big in Hollywood, but 25 years later he's balding in a flat in North London and has recently been replaced for an orthopaedic sock advert by John Nettles, much to his chagrin. He is even more jealous that Easterman now fronts a long running spin-off show which has far eclipsed the success of Mindhorn. Richard has an unexpected opportunity to reignite his career though when a... Written by Edward Hunter

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It's truth time! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Majndhorn See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1989 and July 2016. See more »

Goofs

At about 1:12, when Richard and Patricia release the handbrake and hit Clive, you can see and hear the windshield break on Patricia's side in the view from above. No other scene shows the windshield broken. See more »

Quotes

Mayor: This isn't the Bronx, this is the Isle of Man!
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Crazy Credits

A song by "Richard Thorncroft" plays over the closing credits. After the credits, the music video for the same song plays. See more »

Connections

References Midsomer Murders (1997) See more »

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Absolutely Fantastic!!!
7 September 2017 | by dazzlingseemSee all my reviews

From the start it looks like bit of British take on the Anchorman but as the movie progresses it brings out its distinction. The plot gets a bit too straight forward near the end but the movie never ceases to charm the laughter out of the viewers. I absolutely loved it. Mindhorn is one of the best comedy movies in the past 5+ years much better than big Hollywood budgets are pathetically struggling to achieve lately.


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