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Carry on Columbus (1992)

Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition. But the Sultan of Turkey, who makes a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

John Antrobus (additional material), Dave Freeman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Dale ... Christopher Columbus
Bernard Cribbins ... Mordecai Mendoza
Maureen Lipman ... Countess Esmeralda
Peter Richardson Peter Richardson ... Bart Columbus
Alexei Sayle ... Achmed
Rik Mayall ... The Sultan
Charles Fleischer ... Pontiac
Larry Miller ... The Chief
Nigel Planer ... The Wazir
Leslie Phillips ... King Ferdinand
June Whitfield ... Queen Isabella of Castille
Julian Clary ... Don Juan Diego
Sara Crowe ... Fatima
Holly Aird ... Maria
Keith Allen ... Pepi the Poisoner
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Storyline

Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition. But the Sultan of Turkey, who makes a great deal of money through taxing the merchants who have to pass through his country on the current route, sends his best spy, Fatima, to wreck the trip. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Up your anchor for a well crewed voyage


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Com Jeito Vai... Colombo See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,250,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1492. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Columbus: [a slave presents the Chief and Columbus with cigars] What do you make of it?
Mordecai Mendoza: Some kind of vegetable? Looks like old dried cabbage.
[Columbus takes a bite]
Mordecai Mendoza: What does it taste like?
Christopher Columbus: Horse shit.
Mordecai Mendoza: Is it cooked?
Christopher Columbus: If it is they should shoot the cook.
[the slave lights the Chief's cigar]
Christopher Columbus: Well I'll be damned! Look at that. They cook it while you're eating it.
Mordecai Mendoza: So try it cooked.
[...]
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Connections

Follows Carry On England (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

CARRY ON COLUMBUS
Written and Produced by Malcolm McLaren and Leigh Gorman (as Lee Gorman)
Performed by Jayne Collins and Debbie Holmes
Published by Chrysalis Music/Warner Chappell Music/Island World Music
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Carry On Clunkers!
10 August 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

Having managed to destroy traditional British comedy by the early '90's, the alternative comedy brigade then made complete fools of themselves by signing up for 'Carry On Columbus'. Why, exactly? Alexei Sayle was a vociferous critic of 'old school' comics such as Les Dawson, so what's he doing here? Actually, neither he, Rik Mayall, Julian Clary, Keith Allen and co. can be blamed for the film turning out a stinker. Sid James, Kenneth Williams and the original gang would have had a tough time making this dreadful script funny. It plays like a bad 'Carry On' spoof done by 'The Comic Strip Presents' team. Clary manages a few guffaws as a Hawtrey-substitute, but the only person to emerge with any credit is Jim Dale. Old-timers Jack Douglas, Leslie Phillips, June Whitfield and Jon Pertwee feature in so few scenes as to be barely noticeable. I pity anyone who paid to see it on its original release; on television you can always change channels, or better still put on a 'Carry On Screaming' D.V.D.


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