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Grandpa's Great Escape (2018)

Jack (Kit Connor) decides to help his Grandpa (Sir Tom Courtenay), a World War II flying ace, who now suffers from Alzheimer's disease, escape from an old folks' home run by Miss Dandy (Jennifer Saunders), who has ulterior motives.

Director:

Elliot Hegarty

Writer:

David Walliams (based on a book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Courtenay ... Grandpa
David Walliams ... Barry
Kit Connor ... Jack
Samantha Spiro ... Patricia
Rafe Spall ... Adult Jack (voice)
Alice Nokes Alice Nokes ... Shelley
Frankie Fox ... Dazza
Jennifer Saunders ... Miss Dandy
Ricky Champ ... Gravedigger Butch
Samson Kayo ... Gravedigger Vince
Harish Patel ... Raj
Katy Brand ... Miss Verity
Ed Kear ... Security Guard
Ralph Riach Ralph Riach ... Mr. Willkins
Ruth McGhie ... Mrs. Ray
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Storyline

In the 1980s, schoolboy Jack (Kit Connor) loves hearing his Grandpa's (Sir Tom Courtenay's) tales of his time as a Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot, but with the on-set of Alzheimer's disease, Jack's parents put the old man into a retirement home run by the sadistic Miss Dandy (Jennifer Saunders). When the family gets to visit Grandpa, Jack is shocked at his treatment, also discovering Miss Dandy's plan to swindle the residents. So, helped by his sister and her boyfriend, Jack sets out to free Grandpa, who insists on bringing the other residents with him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La grande fuga del nonno See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Jennifer Saunders played two parts in this movie, a male Vicar and Miss Dandy. See more »

Goofs

When the old people are marching away from the Old people's home Miss Trifle is last in line. When they stop, she is towards the front of the line. See more »

Alternate Versions

The home DVD release runs for 72 minutes, compared to the original TV transmission of January 2018 which ran for 65 minutes. The extra material is primarily some slightly longer scenes and a few extra disposable ones - nothing that has any bearing on the story itself. Also for the DVD version all of the commercial music featured in the TV version (with the exception of one Duran Duran track) was replaced. See more »

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Grab the tissue box!
1 January 2018 | by owlmellyminecraftSee all my reviews

After watching this movie I felt so shocked. Brace yourself.


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