To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent. All goes well until François ... See full summary »
Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
American writer in Paris is hired to do a script for an edgy young director he can't stand. When he falls in love with the director's cold and manipulative pretty sister, his life starts to unravel and he realizes that he's been used.
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man". Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back.Written by
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Cheryl trails her fingers across the piano keys; the sound is not heard until after the cutaway. See more »
You're both sacked. I give you a week's notice.
You can't do that! I demand to talk to the producer.
I am the producer.
In that case, you can do that but I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of sacking me because I resign!
Fine, then you get no severance pay and I sue your arse for breach of contract.
In that case I don't resign, you total and utter bastard!
[slams the door in Dexter's face]
I hope all your children have very small dicks! And that includes the girls!
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Michael Fitzgerald's full credit in the movie is "Man with vacuum cleaner tube up his bottom." See more »
The American video release contains dubbed replacements of much British slang. See more »
Jeff Goldblum plays a gawky, downtrodden American actor living in England who plays straight man to an obnoxious, unpleasant comedian. Rowan Atkinson is the obnoxious, unpleasant comedian who torments Jeff. Emma Thompson is a pretty, deadpan nurse who gives Jeff's life hope and meaning when he falls in love with her and vice versa. After parting ways with Atkinson, Jeff lands the lead role in "Elephant!", a musical version of "The Elephant Man", in which he plays, of course, the Elephant Man. Jeff's eternal happiness is nearly thwarted by a cute co-star who threatens his romance with Emma Thompson. Will Jeff come out on top? Of course he does. This isn't "The Fly" after all.
Too long but still very funny, with Jeff well cast as the title character. Atkinson is a great antagonist and Emma Thompson has her moments of inspired deadpan humor. And of course, the actual "Elephant" sequences are a riot.
"Vengeance shall BE MINE!" Jeff as Dexter King, AKA: The Tall Guy.
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