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Churchill: The Hollywood Years


Time Out says

This in-time-for-Xmas turkey is down there at the rank end of recent big-screen British comedies. It’s a return to the ’80s for ‘Comic Strip’ co-creator Richardson who posits an alternate world-view in which Churchill wasn’t the cigar-chomping PM that history recorded but a gun-toting, rapping GI (Christian Slater) who saved us Brits from the nefarious clutches of Da Fuhrer (Anthony Sher) – here a guest of Harry Enfield’s dim-witted King George at Buck House – and got it on with Princess Elizabeth (Neve Campbell) to boot. Neither the script nor the mainly retro-comedic cast – including Vic and Bob as mincing Palace footmen (!) – muster much that could legitimately be described as funny. The scant few genuine laughs come courtesy of bloopers and outtakes, although Phil Cornwell’s Leytonstone-born SS officer does raise a chuckle or two. Poor.

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 3 December 2004
  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Richardson
  • Screenwriter:Peter Richardson, Pete Richens
  • Cast:
    • Anthony Sher
    • Christian Slater
    • Neve Campbell
    • Vic Reeves
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