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Bullshot (Ws)
Actors: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, Frances Tomelty, Ron Pember
Director: Dick Clement
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG     1hr 25min


Movie Details

Actors: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, Frances Tomelty, Ron Pember
Director: Dick Clement
Creators: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, David Wimbury, Denis O'Brien, George Harrison, Ian La Frenais
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Widescreen
Original Release Date: 08/28/1985
Theatrical Release Date: 08/28/1985
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Very, very funny (but only if you like that type of humor)
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bullshot is a British take off on the Inspector Clouseau/Pink Panther type theme, but imho considerably more entertaining and better done. It's set about the 1920s, very authentic looking sets. The humor is a little rough at times, couldn't recommend it to my mother, but it is among my favorites; Course my favorites also include: Brazil, Real Men, Dr. Strangelove and some Monty Python movies. If your sense of humor is like mine, then you'll LOVE Bullshot! :o)"
One of the best comedies ever made!
Bengt | Malmö, Sweden | 10/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This underrated classic is an example of english humour at it's very best. It contains quotes as "I'm a collector of rare insects", "Don't bother to salute", "three on a match" and "I propose mass global war!". If you see the film you'll understand them. Or maybe not.
Anyways it's a film I've seen many times over and over, and it's sad that it didn't launch a career like Monty Python's for these guys. (Monty Python is said to have put some money into this project (Handmade Films).) I know this cast have done two more films "Papa Pepe's Show" and "Tarnished Silver". I don't know where to get them.
And where can I get a hold of Bullshot on DVD for europe?"
Perfect, unless you just don't get it (I suppose)
Chris Hann | Alameda, CA United States | 04/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's not a take-off of the Pink Panther, it's a take-off of Bulldog Drummond who was one of the original 1920s action heroes. Bulldog was a WWI veteran action hero characterised by slightly unlikely explanations of how he got out of situations. Bullshot is characterised by ludicrously funny explanations of how he got out of situations. Each time he gives his explanation (such as "I talk squid" IIRC) it is greeted by his devoted girlfriend with the loving phrase "Oh Bullshot!". Do I need to change the letter for you?

I'd call this a farce (definition: A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.), I can only assume that one star guy doesn't understand farce, satire, irony and other indirect humor.

This is one of the very few films I have been waiting years to acquire on DVD. I won't waste my money on tapes."
criderman | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the top five quotable "cult" comedies I've ever seen, along with "J-Men Forever", the "Naked Gun" series, "Blazing Saddles" and "Spinal Tap"--if you are enough of a Britophile to understand the basic premise (veddy British adventurer thwarts Nazis, based on Bulldog Drummond, a period pulp hero in England), this movie is extremely enjoyable and I would compare the title character, clueless but capable, with Frank Drebbin and Inspector Cleauseau--I cannot wait for this to be released on DVD as the VHS is hard to find--also, if I'm not mistaken, this was a Handmade Films picture, which was financed and produced by the late George Harrison who also was behind some of the Monty Python flicks, together and separate--if you like my comparison examples, buy this DVD and get ready to larf your bollocks off!"