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Hunting Venus (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 31 March 1999
Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

Director:

Martin Clunes

Writer:

Nick Vivian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Clunes ... Simon Delancey
Neil Morrissey ... Charlotte
Jane Horrocks ... Cassandra
Esther Coles Esther Coles ... Jacqui
Danny Webb ... John (as Daniel Webb)
Mark Williams ... Peter
Ben Miller ... Gavin
Marlene Sidaway ... Marge Beake
Roger Watkins Roger Watkins ... D.J. Hoardes
Jean Ainslie Jean Ainslie ... Lovely Old Lady
Ian Gain Ian Gain ... Car Dealer
Dermot Keaney ... Doctor
John Mackle John Mackle ... Production Assistant
Stephen Churchett ... Antiques Dealer
Laura Heath Laura Heath ... Peter's Secretary
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Storyline

Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Venus - Huonosti käyttäytyvä bändi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jools Holland who also stars as himself wrote the song "Starburst" performed by the Venus Hunters near the end of the movie. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Later... With Jools Holland (1992) See more »

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Shazam!
16 April 2016 | by ddwood-42255See all my reviews

Cast chemistry was dandy. I ended up caring for all the characters as dimension and depth was carefully added throughout. Subtle stuff, clever use of the whole screen to enhance the endearing qualities of the troupe. Each performance was balanced and folks gave the 'moment' to those who should have it. Music choices were great and the original music for the movie was loads of fun. Lots of humor, but I did need to use Closed Captioning to understand some of the dialogue, old American ears! Some distinctive British language that this Vermont farmer did not 'get' right away, but it was so well laid out in context that there was not much of a problem creating meaning. It was a blast!


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