Search results for "Mel Smith"


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Bean (1997)

Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Blackball (2003) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Paul Kaye  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Johnny Vegas  •  James Cromwell

Radioland Murders (1994) RT 24% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Oct 2000

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Music • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Brian Benben  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Ned Beatty  •  George Burns

The Tall Guy (1989) RT 89% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2002

An American actor in England tries to find love and work.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Emma Thompson  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Geraldine James

High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Minnie Driver  •  Mary McCormack  •  Kevin McNally  •  Danny Dyer

Brain Donors (1992) RT 44% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2004

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Bob Nelson  •  John Turturro  •  Teri Copley

Bullshot (1983) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2011

The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Alan Shearman  •  Diz White  •  Ronald E. House  •  Frances Tomelty

The Princess Bride (1987) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jan 1999

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) RT 39% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Apr 2002

The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Dana Hill  •  Jason Lively

Wilt (1989)

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd-Pack




Art Deco Detective (1994)

While investigating the murder of a movie star, a detective finds that he himself is being set up for the crime.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  John Dennis Johnston  •  Jonathan Ball  •  Jim Chiros  •  Sonia Nassery Cole

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989) RT Audience 66%

Bonnie and cousin Sylvia, two very young children, are left at home in Willoughby Hall while their parents travel overseas. Only the servants and the prowling wolves are their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Stuart Orme
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Stephanie Beacham  •  Emily Hudson  •  Aleks Darowska

The Snowman (1982) RT Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 2006

A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jimmy T. Murakami  •  Dianne Jackson
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Raymond Briggs  •  Mel Smith

Slayground (1983) RT Audience 10%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Stone (Peter Coyote) hits an armored truck without his usual driver. The ensuing getaway leads to the death of an innocent. The payback is swift and brutal. The wronged father ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Terry Bedford
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  Mel Smith  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Philip Sayer

Father Christmas (1991) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Sep 1993

After a hard night's work, Father Christmas decides to go on a "blooming vacation", builds his sledge into a caravan and holidays in France, Scotland and Las Vegas before ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Dave Unwin
CAST:  Mel Smith

Babylon (1980)

Drama telling the story of Blue, a young man of Jamaican descent living in Brixton in 1980, as he hangs out with his friends, fronts a dub sound system, loses his job, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Franco Rosso
CAST:  Brinsley Forde  •  Trevor Laird  •  Karl Howman  •  Brian Bovell

The Riddle (2007) RT Audience 19%

DVD release: Aug 2008

A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brendan Foley
CAST:  Vinnie Jones  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Julie Cox  •  Vanessa Redgrave

Restless Natives (1985) RT Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2007

Two lads in Edinburgh embark on a non-violent spree of robberies. They dress up in clown masks and act as modern highwaymen, robbing coach loads of tourists in the highlands. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Ned Beatty  •  Vincent Friell  •  Joe Mullaney  •  Teri Lally

Consenting Adults (2007)

Fifty years ago, a Home Office committee chaired by Wolfenden, then vice-chancellor of Reading University, recommended the decriminalization of homosexuality. But behind the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Curson Smith
CAST:  Matt Ryan  •  Jamie Martin  •  Charles Dance  •  Sean Biggerstaff

Rock & Chips (2010)

Prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in the 1960s, Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the work-shy Reg, with whom she has a teenage son, Derek ("Del Boy"). However, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Dewi Humphreys
CAST:  Nicholas Lyndhurst  •  Kellie Bright  •  Phil Daniels  •  Shaun Dingwall

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