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Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother (1990)

A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meets a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

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Michael Austin

Writers:

Michael Austin (screenplay), Ann Quin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Elliott ... Nathy
Julie Walters ... Judith
Richard E. Grant ... Berg
Anna Massey ... Edith
Laura del Sol ... Luisa
Ann Way ... Margot
Tom Radcliffe Tom Radcliffe ... Diego
Jonny Phillips ... Terry (as Jonathan Phillips)
Kevin Williams Kevin Williams ... Ernie
Emma Longfellow Emma Longfellow ... Maureen
Ronnie Stevens ... Barber
Pearce Quigley ... Luggage Attendant
Peter Geddis Peter Geddis ... Station Master
Anthony Higginson Anthony Higginson ... Police Officer
Roger Brierley Roger Brierley ... Hotel Manager
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A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meets a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Matar Papai See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the film, Richard E Grant's character ( Alistair Berg/ Mr Greb) tells Julie Walter's character (Judith) that he is allergic to alcohol. In real life Richard E Grant does not drink because he really is allergic to alcohol. See more »

Quotes

Station Master: I think we've got another one of those Funny Carpets!
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Soundtracks

Trombones in the Night
(uncredited)
Music by Keith Mansfield
KPM Music Ltd
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Richard E Grant - king of the Grebs!
19 July 2001 | by howard-45See all my reviews

Richard E as Mr Greb and Julie Walters - together. Dream combination. A bit of Withnail and I plus Personal Services (1987) blended by experts.

Set in part in Southend, Essex, a look at mummy's boy Mr Greb being "seduced" by boozy Julie Walters as he searches for his long lost Dad. Denholm Elliot plays Julie's boyfriend.

Lovely one-liners such as the bit where Denholm returns drunk to the Hotel they are staying at (long-term) and Julie is annoyed, so shouts "Matty, you will not treat my home like a hotel!" Marvellous.

Any Julie Walters gem.


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