To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent. All goes well until François ... See full summary »
Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
In original a corporate training film, "Managing problem people" brings its subject with humor as it introduces us to Rulebound Reggie, Big Mouth Billy, Moaning Minnie, Wimpy Wendy, Lazy Linda, Silent Sam.
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man". Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back.Written by
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The license plate on the ambulance bringing Kate to the Elephant premiere changes between shots. See more »
If you ever do anything funny in my show again, you're out. F-U-C-K-E-D, out!
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Michael Fitzgerald's full credit in the movie is "Man with vacuum cleaner tube up his bottom." See more »
The American DVD release is different to the original British version. Several scenes are missing or shortened on the DVD. This includes the scene in which Goldblum is sitting in his agent's office watching other actors reading for great new plays and films, while he is offered a "shake and vac" commercial. Also inexplicably cut from the DVD release is the cameo appearance by Graham "Suggs" McPherson (from "Madness") during the "It Must Be Love" sequence. See more »
I had never heard of The Tall Guy, and essentially still haven't, until it was shown on television a few years ago at about two o'clock in the morning. I was idly flicking channels and came across a scene with Jeff Goldblum and Rowan Atkinson. Thinking to myself that this was an interesting-looking cast, I stayed with it, and was later also introduced to Emma Thompson, and much to my surprise, extremely small one-line roles for Angus Deayton, Robin Driscoll and Charles Augins.
It was fun while it lasted. Rowan Atkinson has some more memorable scenes as a snide, unlikeable character, and Jeff Goldblum is actually quite fascinating in romantic, love-me mode.
Considering it was very late at night, I hope I can be forgiven for not regurgitating the plot correctly here, but I seem to remember that Goldblum played a reluctant straight-man to Atkinson in his stage show and decided to step out on his own, which eventually led to him getting the lead role in a musical production of "The Elephant Man". I'm not sure if it was all as corny as that sounds but it was roughly it. It was certainly enough fodder for a few laughs and a few smiles all around. I wouldn't mind viewing this film again while fully awake, but I'm sure it would be just as entertaining. I give this one three stars out of five.
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