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Dancing Queen (1993)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 3 June 1993
One of three hour long dramas that Rik Mayall did for ITV in the summer of 1993. Dancing Queen concerns Neil who is at his batchelor party. A stripper called Pandora performs her dance and ... See full summary »

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Nick Hamm

Writer:

Nick Vivian
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rik Mayall ... Neil
Helena Bonham Carter ... Pandora / Julie (as Helena Bonham-Carter)
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ... Sophie
Dorothy Tutin ... Margaret
Nathaniel Parker ... Nigel
Martin Clunes ... Donald
Bill Cashmore ... Policeman
Judith Barker Judith Barker ... Ticket Lady
Peter Martin ... Ticket Man
Rosalie Williams ... Lily
Rod Arthur Rod Arthur ... Ticket Collector
Tony Peers ... Taxi Driver
Philippa Howell Philippa Howell ... Restaurant Manageress
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One of three hour long dramas that Rik Mayall did for ITV in the summer of 1993. Dancing Queen concerns Neil who is at his batchelor party. A stripper called Pandora performs her dance and Neil's mates load him on a train as a last gag. Neil awakes on the train, Pandora's there and at the stop where his mates are to pick him up, the train doesn't stop. Neil and Pandora walk around one of Northern England's premier seaside towns as he frets over the utter chaos his marriage day has turned out to be and tries to get back. All the while, Pandora is going on carnival rides and just generally moping around listening to Abba's Dancing Queen. Written by Richard John <rjohn@canoe.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rik Mayall Presents Dancing Queen See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Written by Steve Harley
Performed by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
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Plot's a little bit but has some charm
5 June 2004 | by neckert7See all my reviews

Weighing in at under fifty minutes, "Dancing Queen" really isn't a movie, and it suffers from credibility problems as a result. But thanks to another bravura performance by Helena Bonham Carter, it's worth watching.

Rik Mayall plays Neil, a British yuppie, who's about to get married. At his bachelor party, his "friends" drug him, take his pants off, and stick him on a train to northern England. The woman sharing the compartment is the stripper that performed at the party. Played by HBC, Julie is essentially a feisty working class girl who is "obviously" a better match for Neil than the spoiled rich girl waiting for him at home. Most of the movie is given over to scenes of Neil, with Julie tagging along, frantically trying to get back in time for his wedding. "Dancing Queen" wants you to believe that somehow along the way, Neil falls for Julie. Yet there just isn't enough plot development for that to be convincing.

Nevertheless, Helena Bonham Carter deserves kudos for playing Julie in a very appealing turn as a down-to-earth girl who is completely different from the upper class bluebloods that she's become famous for playing like in "Room with a View," "Howards End," and so many others.

Bottom line: worth a watch but probably not worth buying the tape.


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