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Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

Catch Us If You Can (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Music | 15 July 1965 (UK)
Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »

Director:

John Boorman

Writer:

Peter Nichols (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Dave Clark Five ... The Dave Clark Five
Barbara Ferris ... Dinah
David Lodge ... Louis
Robin Bailey Robin Bailey ... Guy
Yootha Joyce ... Nan
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Zissell
Clive Swift ... Duffie
Ronald Lacey ... Yeano
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ... Grey
Michael Gwynn ... Hardingford
Marianne Stone ... Mrs. Vera Stone
Donald Morley ... Barker
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore ... Officer
Julian Holloway ... Asst. Director
Edgar Harrison Edgar Harrison ... Barman
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Storyline

Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their disappearance to generate more publicity for... meat. Written by George S. Davis

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Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Having a Wild Weekend See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to legend, Dave Clark typically retained control of the film, choosing the writer Peter Nichols, director John Boorman and taking a lead role himself. See more »

Quotes

Guy: Nothing I can get you?
Dinah: No thanks. I seem to have everything a girl could possibly want.
Guy: I must agree with you there.
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Soundtracks

I Can't Stand It
Written by Dave Clark and Lenny Davidson
Played by The Dave Clark Five
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Having a mild weekend
22 September 2004 | by hbrixSee all my reviews

More road movie than rock movie, CATCH has a surprisingly mature, melancholy tone for a British beat picture. That it has any tone at all is a tribute to director Boorman, whose characteristic fusion of the mythic with the ordinary is already evident in this his first movie, and writer Peter Nichols, who imbues the surprisingly engaging supporting characters with a quality of personal yearning and need for escape that spans generations. Boorman's preoccupation with water, rigorous yet dreamlike use of landscape and tendency to celebrate or at least acknowledge the antiquated are just as vivid here as they are in HOPE AND GLORY. Too detailed and ambling to be anything but opaque or irrelevant on video, I suspect.


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