The Secret Policeman's Other Ball

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Technically smoother than its predecessors, this is otherwise the mixture as before: comics and musicians, sometimes in unfamiliar permutations, doing their party pieces on behalf of Amnesty. The musical punctuations are often outstanding: Sting soaring on a contemplative 'Message in a Bottle', Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton reunited for a loose-limbed blues. Among the bright moments: a perfectly controlled dialogue for John Fortune and Alan Bennett, a Billy Connolly ramble, and John Wells in his Denis Thatcher role.

Release details

Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Julien Temple
Screenwriter: Marty Feldman, Michael Palin, Martin Lewis
Cast: Rowan Atkinson
Alan Bennett
John Cleese
Billy Connolly
Sting
Bob Geldof
Phil Collins
John Fortune
Michael Palin
John Wells
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