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Splitting Heirs (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 April 1993 (USA)
A duke dies and leaves the title and wealth to his adult son. But who's the real son: the found baby raised in USA or the abandoned baby raised by a Hindi family in London? Comedy follows.

Director:

Robert Young

Writer:

Eric Idle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Idle ... Tommy Butterfly Rainbow Peace Patel
Rick Moranis ... Henry Bullock
Barbara Hershey ... Duchess Lucinda
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Kitty (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
John Cleese ... Raoul P. Shadgrind
Sadie Frost ... Angela
Stratford Johns ... Butler
Brenda Bruce ... Mrs. Bullock
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Andrews
Charu Bala Chokshi Charu Bala Chokshi ... Mrs. Patel (as Charubala Chokshi)
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... 14th Duke
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Brittle
Eric Sykes ... Jobson the Doorman
Bridget McConnell Bridget McConnell ... Nanny
Bill Stewart ... Adoption Agent
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Storyline

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to hate the American who is his boss, his friend, and the man who has stolen the woman after whom he lusts. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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A wickedly funny comedy of royal proportions.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity and sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film of Stratford Johns. See more »

Goofs

At the 1 hour, one minute mark of the film, Patel falls from a window shutter and lands on a poolside lounger, which rolls into the swimming pool. You can clearly see the attached cable, the Crew used to pull the lounger into the pool. See more »

Quotes

Adoption Agent: She insisted that you were adopted by a member of the working class to save you from the curse of money.
Tommy Patel: How very thoughtful...
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Crazy Credits

and *introducing* John Cleese See more »

Connections

References Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Long Way to Tipperary
Words and Music by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
Public Domain
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Very under rated
2 September 2003 | by sweek2003See all my reviews

This film cracks me up, especially John Cleese's character, the sight of Cleese rolling down a hill atop of an upside down Renault which moves thanks to the bikes holding up the entire car, will stay with me forever. I'm giggling to myslef as I write this review. Admittedly it's not for everyone. For example, a lot of Americans prefer bold, in-your-face comedy to Brit wit.

Also, this is probably Eric Idles second best film outside of Monty Python (1st being Nuns On The Run).


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandeur et descendance See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,738,315, 2 May 1993

Gross USA:

$3,246,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,246,063
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Prominent Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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