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It's Your Move (1982)

A young married couple unwisely entrust an inept removals team with their move into a new home.

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Eric Sykes

Writer:

Eric Sykes
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Briers ... The husband
Eric Sykes ... Head Removal Man
Tommy Cooper Tommy Cooper ... Big removal man
Bernard Cribbins ... Neighbour
Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards ... Policeman
Irene Handl ... Grand old lady
Brian Murphy ... Chauffeur
Noel Murphy Noel Murphy ... Bearded removal man
Andrew Sachs ... Roadsweeper
Sylvia Syms ... The wife
Bob Todd ... Old removal man
Johnny Vyvyan ... Little removal man
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A young married couple unwisely entrust an inept removals team with their move into a new home.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Your Move See more »

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Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Crazy Credits

In the credits list appears "A Parrot" between Noel Murphy & Andrew Sachs. See more »

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Featured in 40 Years of Laughter: The Sitcoms (1995) See more »

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I just don't get it.
24 April 2004 | by VideoPokerAddictSee all my reviews

My question is this: Was this short film EVER funny in ANY decade in ANY country? I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't even born yet in 1969 and I am not overly impressed with a lot of older British humor. However, "It's Your Move" seems like something most other people wouldn't be able to enjoy also.

For starters, there is very little dialogue. Nobody ever actually holds a conversation in this film. They flail their arms about and motion to each other. Occasionally someone will blurt out a word or short phrase. It is never made clear why they do this but it takes the word "frustrating" to a whole new level.

The main premise of the film is about a couple moving into their new home. Nothing works right in the house and the occupants seems like idiots for evidently purchasing it sight unseen. To make things worse, they have hired the world's worst movers. These guys bust pretty much everything they lay their hands on. No matter though. The homeowners barely seem to care.

If watching people pantomime and break lots of things leaves you in stitches then maybe you'll enjoy this. For me, it took everything in my power not to fall asleep during its brief running time of about 25 minutes. 1/10


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