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The Revengers' Comedies (1998)

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Henry is about to jump off a bridge when he hears a cry for help. He helps Karen, who had also planned suicide. They're both on Tower Bridge, London, because somebody wronged them. Revenging each other gives them a reason to live.

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Malcolm Mowbray

Writers:

Alan Ayckbourn (play), Malcolm Mowbray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Henry Bell
Helena Bonham Carter ... Karen Knightly
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Imogen Staxton-Billing
Rupert Graves ... Oliver Knightly
Martin Clunes ... Anthony Staxton-Billing
Steve Coogan ... Bruce Tick
John Wood ... Col. Marcus
Liz Smith ... Winnie
Anita Dobson ... Daphne Teal
Charlotte Coleman ... Norma
Adrian Scarborough ... Percy Cutting
Sandra Reinton Sandra Reinton ... Hilary Tick
Zoe Hilson Zoe Hilson ... Lydia
Jamie O'Brien Jamie O'Brien ... Damien Tick
François Domange François Domange ... Wine Waiter
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Storyline

Depressed businessman Henry Bell and aristocrat Karen Knightly save each other's lives one night when they are ready to jump off London's Tower Bridge. Karen invents a revenge plot - she will punish Henry's enemy Bruce Tick and Henry will destroy the life of Karen's enemy Imogen. Written by Anonymous

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Getting Even... Just Got Even Funnier!

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language, sex-related material, and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Revenge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie counts the second time Helena Bonham Carter and Rupert Graves have played sister and brother. They previously portrayed siblings Lucy and Freddy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985). See more »

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References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

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Enjoyable, but miscast
1 December 2005 | by robin-414See all my reviews

I like this movie, and when I was in the habit of watching films, or sections of them, over and again, this was a favourite of mine to dip into. It has some very good moments, for the reason of being both funny and very well acted. I'd heard the play in a lengthier form on the radio some years before, so I was familiar with the story, and I was pleased to see Steve Coogan in an early film role (he is horribly wonderful as Bruce Tick). However, something about the film has always bothered me, and it actually only occurred to me very recently just what it is. It is that all of the young male leads are in the wrong roles. I just can't believe that Sam Neil would even consider the option of suicide (not a giveaway - this is the beginning of the film). Martin Clunes would have been better as Henry Bell - but it was the central role, and Sam Neil was the bigger name. Helena Bonham-Carter has lots of fun playing the psychotic woman. Utterly convincing, and it's easy to see why poor old Henry gets mixed up with her. The Revengers Comedies (Sweet Revenge is a better title for this movie)is not a classic, but it's better than a lot of recent British comedy films, and is a faint echo of a craft in which we once excelled, a long time ago.


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