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Shadey

  • Film
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Time Out says

Preposterous piffle in which hopelessly miscast stage actor Sher makes a ludicrous plot worse by parading a veritable text-book of camp and wildly inappropriate theatrical gestures as the eponymous hero, a bankrupt garage owner who tries to cash in on his precognitive powers in order to raise funds for a sex-change operation. Desperate for cash, Shadey approaches an eminent businessman (Macnee), who sells him to a military research establishment, where his pacifist leanings conflict with their hawkish aspirations. Thrown in for bad measure is a voyeuristic subplot concerning Macnee's incestuous desire for his daughter (Ash). The only enjoyable moment is when Macnee's mad wife (Helmond) stabs Shadey in the balls with a fork, his exquisite agony matched by our gratifying sense of revenge.
Written by NF

Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Philip Saville
  • Screenwriter:Snoo Wilson
  • Cast:
    • Katherine Helmond
    • Patrick Macnee
    • Antony Sher
    • Bernard Hepton
    • Leslie Ash
    • Billie Whitelaw
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