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Sightseers (2012)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Director:

Ben Wheatley
11 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Lowe ... Tina
Eileen Davies ... Carol
Steve Oram ... Chris
Roger Michael Roger Michael ... Tram Conductor
Tony Way ... Crich Tourist
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ... Mr. Grant
Monica Dolan ... Janice
Jonathan Aris ... Ian
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Chalid Sulinan
Tom Meeten ... Head Shaman
Kali Peacock Kali Peacock ... Hiking Shop Assistant
Kenneth Hadley ... Richard
Stephanie Jacob Stephanie Jacob ... Joan
Christine Talbot ... Newsreader
Richard Lumsden ... Rambler
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Storyline

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If the caravans a rockin' don't come knocking. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turistas See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,384, 12 May 2013

Gross USA:

$35,722
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Way (Crich Tourist) is seen eating a Cornetto. This movie was Executively Produced by Edgar Wright, who directed Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), a.k.a. "the Cornetto trilogy". See more »

Goofs

Chris says he favours the Abbey Oxford as a caravan, but his caravan is labelled as an Abbey Cachet. This has led some to consider this as a goof, however Cachet is just a trim level available on Abbey Oxford caravans, like L or GL or GT for cars. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tina: Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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Soundtracks

The Power of Love
Written by Mark O'Toole, Brian Nash, Holly Johnson and Peter Gill
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Licensed courtesy of ZTT Records, administered by Union Square Music Ltd
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd
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Proof that a great film doesn't need a large budget
25 March 2015 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

When you think of all the millions of dollars invested into epic Hollywood blockbusters, then they turn out to be complete turkeys, you'll be heartened to know that there are still brilliant films being made on a fraction of the budget.

If Lord of the Rings was basically an advert for New Zealand's magnificent landscape, then Sightseers does the same job for the north of England. It's about your 'average' couple as they take their first holiday together, i.e. a romantic caravaning tour of the countryside. However, things soon start taking a turn for the worse and the dead bodies soon start piling up.

I won't go into too much detail about the plot. Some films are better that you know as little as possible about them. All you really need to know about Sightseers is that it comprises of the blackest of comedy around. The humour and tone is very dark indeed. If you think you can laugh at some characters with real human frailties, as they come to terms with each other and how they see life, then you should enjoy this.

It really is a true gem. Sadly Sightseers will never attain the dizzy heights of Hollywood's output, but it really deserves its place as a great British film.


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