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The Lady Killers


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Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

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The greatest criminal minds of all time have finally met their match. It’s likely that many – if not most – of today’s moviegoers will not have seen the 1955 British classic on which this latest offering from the Coen brothers is based. For them, this remake – very faithful to the original in many ways – will come as a breath of fresh air made more so with an enjoyably eccentric performance from Tom Hanks. The Coens relocate the action, moving it from London to a tiny town called Saucier in America’s south and populate it with characters to match the new setting. Some of their names are as bizarre as the caper in which they become involved and include such monikers as Gawain McSam and Garth Pancake! Not to be outdone is Hanks’ character – Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III Ph.D. – and it’s that doctorate tagged onto his name that provides the film with one of its funniest throwaway lines when the dubious doc introduces himself to Mrs Marva Munson (Irma P Hall in a delightful performance). Higginson is seeking a room in Mrs Munson’s home where he and some colleagues, who supposedly make up an ensemble of Renaissance musicians – intend to rehearse in the cellar. Once Higginson sways Mrs Munson – or, more aptly, befuddles her – with his old southern charm and flowery verbosity, and once he convinces her that their music is not what she calls “hippety-hopâ€
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2004
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
  • Comedy
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