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Car Trouble (1986)

R | | Comedy | 28 February 1986 (UK)
In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

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David Green
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Walters ... Jacqueline
Ian Charleson ... Gerald
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Kevin (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Stratford Johns ... Reg Sampson
Hazel O'Connor ... Maureen
Dave Hill ... Bill
Anthony O'Donnell ... Frederick
Vanessa Knox-Mawer Vanessa Knox-Mawer ... Judy Monk
Roger Hume Roger Hume ... Mr. Hollybush
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... Mrs. Hollybush
Laurence Harrington Laurence Harrington ... Mr. Standish
John Blundell ... Mechanic 1
Jeff Hall Jeff Hall ... Mechanic 2
Roy Barraclough ... Man with Dog
Sheila Bernette ... Wife
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In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

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Release Date:

28 February 1986 (UK) See more »

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Car trouble See more »

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UK

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Double Helix Films See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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True Love Ways
Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
Performed by The Adventures
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Better with Age
19 April 2001 | by richard studio2055See all my reviews

Julie Walters, who has gone on to bigger (well, more publicized) and better things, stars as a neglected housewife of an air controller. His new car is the focus of his life. He will not let her touch the bright red machine, but one day she takes it for a "spin." Trouble ensues, including two hilarious instances with a car salesman where they become a bit too "amorous" in the car. The ending fails to supply the climax most of the audience would want, but is nonetheless enjoyable. I would give this four out of five stars simply for the situations depicted. It's no classic, but certainly a lot of fun. Walters is as manic as usual. If you have a chance, see her in "Dinner Ladies," a British comedy series in which she plays the dissolute mother of the star (who also wrote the series). In Dinner Ladies she's neither classy or beautiful, but simply hilarious.


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