Bullshot

Film

Comedy

 

Time Out says

A movie based on a stage spoof of Sapper McNeile's Bulldog Drummond secret agent stories, and from almost the first five minutes of exploding test-tubes and pratfalls and false wigs, it's obvious that what might have worked in the theatre is all wrong for the screen. It is not simply that banana-skin jokes look a bit ridiculous when we're used to modern stuntwork. By now films like Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark have also shown that it's quite possible to take pulp heroes, and make the audience care for them without resorting to the banality of all-out camp. This basic disability is all the more regrettable since the film is very handsomely mounted and performed with gusto.
0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

UK release:

1983

Duration:

88 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Dick Clement

Cast:

Mel Smith, Michael Aldridge, Frances Tomelty, Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, Billy Connolly

Music:

John Du Prez

Production Designer:

Norman Garwood

Editor:

Alan Jones

Cinematography:

Alex Thomson

Screenwriter:

Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ron House

Producer:

Ian La Frenais

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5