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A pair of dentists deal their own unique blow against the Third Reich in this low-key British comedy, which is actually based on a true story. In 1942, war rages all through Europe as Nazi Germany has taken France, attacked London, and defeated British forces at Dunkirk. In the midst of this chaos, Sgt. Peter King (Kenneth Cranham) and Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson (Leo Bill) are serving in the village of Aldershot as part of the Royal Army Dental Corps, whose motto is "An Army Who Can't Bite, Can't Fight!" Eager to do more than fill cavities or pull wisdom teeth as the fate of Great Britain hangs in the balance, Sgt. King hatches a mad scheme to leave his post, make his way across the English Channel, and launch his own miniature invasion of France. Logically assuming that some assistance would be a good idea, he persuades Pvt. Cuthbertson to join him, and armed with ten grenades, a pair of pistols, and 20 bullets, they set out to take on the Vichy troops all by themselves. Derek Jacobi and Rosanna Lavelle highlight the supporting cast. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 27, 2004

Cast

Kenneth Cranham
as Sgt. Peter King
Leo Bill
as Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson
Derek Jacobi
as Major Merton
Rosanna Lavelle
as Emma Fraser
Phyllida Law
as Faith
James Fleet
as Major Bates
Julian Glover
as Colonel Hatchard
Anthony Valentine
as S.M. Dudley
David Ryall
as Winston Churchill
Paul Bayfield
as Soldier #2/Mike
Beth Cordingly
as Rose
Nick Miles
as Sgt. Mowat
Mossie Smith
as Mrs. Fraser
Richard Sutton
as Pvt. Horrocks
Christopher Villiers
as Dr. Oliver Holmes
Richard Sutton
as Pvt. Horrocks
Beth Cordingly
as Rose
Mossie Smith
as Mrs. Fraser
Nick Miles
as Sgt. Mowat
Paul Bayfield
as Soldier #2/Mike

Crew

John Henderson
Director
Ira Trattner
Producer
Pat Harding
Producer
Raymond Foxall
Book Author
Richard Everett
Screenwriter
Christopher Villiers
Screenwriter
John Ignatius
Cinematographer
David Yardley
Editor
Steve Carter
Production Designer
Sophie Becher
Production Designer
Sam Stokes
Art Director
Sally French
Co-producer
Amit Barooah
Executive Producer
Keith Hayley
Executive Producer
Robert Bevan
Executive Producer
Amanda Coombes
Executive Producer
Charlie Savill
Executive Producer
Jill Taylor
Costume Designer
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