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Car Trouble (1986)

R | | Comedy | 28 February 1986 (UK)
In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

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David Green
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Walters ... Jacqueline
Ian Charleson ... Gerald
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Kevin (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Stratford Johns ... Reg Sampson
Hazel O'Connor ... Maureen
Dave Hill ... Bill
Anthony O'Donnell ... Frederick
Vanessa Knox-Mawer Vanessa Knox-Mawer ... Judy Monk
Roger Hume Roger Hume ... Mr. Hollybush
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... Mrs. Hollybush
Laurence Harrington Laurence Harrington ... Mr. Standish
John Blundell ... Mechanic 1
Jeff Hall Jeff Hall ... Mechanic 2
Roy Barraclough ... Man with Dog
Sheila Bernette ... Wife
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In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1986 (UK) See more »

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UK

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Double Helix Films See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Mony Mony
Written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell, and Bobby Bloom
Performed by Billy Idol
From the album "Don't Stop" (1981)
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This is a cracking film (if you like Julie Walters)
23 June 2002 | by howard-45See all my reviews

I do. The early films of Julie Walters, like "Personal Services", rely much on her early career as a nurse. She has an infectious laugh and clipped way of talking with her Midlands accent. This film is currently not available (2002) and friends and I have been searching - it has lots of one-liners (always a JW trademark) and builds up to a suitable comic climax (in every conceivable sense). The late Ian Charleson is great as the wimpish Mr Spong. I can't get on a flight now without smirking at the line where JW let's a car salesman know she is an ex-airline stewardess "I used to give out the complimentaries, you know, Tang, that sort of thing". Another British gem of a picture.


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