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Undertaking Betty (2002)
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Higgins ...
Young Betty
Joshua Jenkins ...
Young Boris (as Josh Jenkins)
Shaun Phillips ...
Young Hugh
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Boris Plots
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Betty Rhys-Jones
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Hugh Rhys-Jones
Menna Trussler ...
Dilys Rhys-Jones
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Delbert Butterfield
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Lennie Huhtala ...
Albert Pontefreece
Padrig Owen Jones ...
Willie
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Thelma / Selma
Stan Stennett ...
Albert Edwards
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

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A comedy where love finds new life and death is something to laugh about.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »
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While filming scenes in Llantrisant, Wales, Lee Evans fell from a window and landed on a large nail. The sharp spike pierced his body and narrowly missed one of his kidneys. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) When Betty and Boris finish dancing you can clearly see the "dead" man lying on the table breathing. See more »

Quotes

Betty Rhys-Jones: Why couldn't I have fallen in love with a travel agent?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Something Good
Written by Porter / Malpaff
Performed by Catherine Porter
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17 March 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Hilarious from start to finish, there's got to be great courage to handle the theme of death with a smile, specially when two funeral parlors are battling for control of the market: a classic parlor and a revolutionary one where every funeral is a show, lead by Christopher Walken, a treat in the role of the visionary american mortitian. But the rest of the cast is great also, and this one is another success that only UK is capable of making. Surprising among the ensemble cast is Naomi Watts, that strikes in another metamorphosis (accent included). Always sporting a smile on its face, it seems like a paradox that there could be so much comedy to be taken from a movie that could be called "Four Funerals and One Wedding", but you'll understand when you see it.


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