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Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion.
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Cast

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BBC Newsreader / Gaston (voice)
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Red Leader (voice)
Rory McHenry ...
Johnny (voice)
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Chris (voice)
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Tom (voice)
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The Vicar (voice)
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Albert / Goebbels (voice)
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Caroline Duff ...
F.A.N.Y. Girl 1 (voice)
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F.A.N.Y. Girl 2 / Dairy Maid / Heidi / Helga (voice)
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Daisy (voice)
Martyn Ellis ...
Zeppelin Captain / A.R.P. Wardens / Cumberland Farmer / Scottish Savages (voice)
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Igor / Joseph Kaplinsky / Farmer 1 / Skinny Guard / Scottish Savages (voice)
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Matron Rutty (voice)
Brian Conley ...
Zeppelin Crewman / Farmer 2 / Stupid Farmer / Erummel / Squire / Hereford Farmer (voice)
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Storyline

World War II: What if Nazis seized London and all of England had to band together? When scarily campy Nazi leaders invade by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall, Churchill leaves his quiet retirement with a cat that looks like Hitler to issue a call to arms from his bunker under Downing Street. Chris, a young farm worker with large hands, rallies the village to fight the good fight -- including an alcoholic Vicar, the oldest man in the town, several idiots, a random Frenchman and Bobby Fiske, a swearing American who believes he's battling Russia. The world's future is in their tiny plastic hands. Innovative puppeteering animatronics from Scottish brothers Edward and Rory McHenry combine with the larger-than-life voices of Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall and Richard E. Grant. Written by Anonymous

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26 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Nazi Invasion  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

As the camera cranes in on the village fête, you can see a direction sign with two arrows labeled "Upper Trollope" and "Lower Trollope". (A tribute to Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope. See more »

Goofs

During the first battle between the elite Punjabi Guards and the Germans, a Punjabi soldier is seen using the PIAT (Projector Infantry Anti-Tank) Rocket Launcher. But the PIAT was introduced in 1943 while the movie is set during the 1940 See more »

Quotes

Rupee: Brave men of the Punjab, we are the last of the remaining Empire, the only soldiers England has left. Their army has surrendered, helpless, on the shores of Dunkirk. So now this honor has been bestowed on us - us, the men of the Raj. And when the time comes we will all do our duty for England and protect Churchill Sahib at all costs!
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Referenced in The King's Speech (2010) See more »

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Jerusalem
Words by William Blake and lyrics by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Performed by Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Merchant, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Pam Ferris and Cast
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It;s funny but might not be for everyone
23 January 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is a stop motion animation about a farmer's crucial role in helping Britain to defeat the Nazi Germans in the Second World War.

"Jackboots on Whitehall" is a comical rewrite of the British history. It has many R rated stuff, such as gory scenes and politically incorrect jokes. The jokes are at times offensive, but they are so funny that will make you laugh. Notice the map of Britain in the film, it is quite funny! The character designs are good, you can clearly see the difference between the British and the Germans. And the female characters are all so attractive! "Jackboots on Whitehall" is not for everyone. If you are in the mood for something different, you might want to watch this one.


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