Privates on Parade

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Privates on Parade

Double Feature with THE MISSIONARY (9:15PM)
One ticket gives admission to both films.

This kooky 1982 British comedy chronicles the zany and occasionally dramatic exploits of the Song and Dance Unit, Southeast Asia assigned to entertain troops stationed in the Malayan jungle during WWII. It is based on the play by Peter Nichols. The entertainers are led by the rigid Major Giles Flack, played by Monty Python's John Cleese. Much to Flack's discomfit, most of his unit is outrageously gay and enjoys dressing up in drag. The film also contains a serious subplot about a treacherous cad in the group who gets the only real woman in the troupe pregnant and then abuses her. He also steals ammo and information to give to the enemy. In the end, a terrible battle ensues at his hands. But John Cleese steals the show. And look out for a young Julian Sands as a sailor!


Format: DVD
R
Genre
Comedy, Drama, War
Runtime
100
Language
English
Director
Michael Blakemore
Writer(s)
Peter Nichols
Cast
John Cleese, David Bamber, Denis Quilley, Bruce Payne
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