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Steptoe & Son

Disaster looms when restless rag-and-bone man Harold Steptoe decides to get married - against his father's wishes

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:26am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,267 posts

Awesome sitcom, awful film. Years ago I wrote an article on the difficulty of stretching pressure-cooker sitcoms and dragging them out over a movie and this is a case in point.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:41am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,279 posts

Is Are You Being Served another?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 31st December 2015, 11:03pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,279 posts

I think the Steptoe films were good films-I don't think this is what Michael is getting at?

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Chappers

  • Friday 1st January 2016, 1:04am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,639 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 31st December 2015, 11:03 PM GMT

I think the Steptoe films were good films-I don't think this is what Michael is getting at?

Probably compared to the TV series the film wasn't so good but if you take it on its own merits it was still quite good.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Friday 1st January 2016, 9:56am [Edited]
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,002 posts

The film is very good, no question, an adult film version of the sitcom with some tits in it. All sitcom movies should strive for this, alas in this miserable PC age they're not allowed to/too scared to upset our PC guardians.

The next film was even better and way funnier because they dropped the adult stuff and theme of Harold finally trying to leave Albert but failing. If you want that personal drama side then you have the excellent first film. If you want the more sitcommy hilarity then put Ride Again on, which I do from time to time, it's absolutely smashing it is.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 4th January 2016, 8:01am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,267 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 1st January 2016, 9:56 AM GMT

some tits in it. All sitcom movies should strive for this

A fine objective indeed. Maybe that's why they never made a film of Fawlty Towers, Sybil refused to get her jugs out. Cow.

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Gizz

  • Monday 25th November 2019, 5:05pm
  • England
  • 17 posts

JUst watched this film again last night, such a classic, stuck in the sink with the flash
Brilliant

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G180e

  • Friday 27th December 2019, 1:55pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,310 posts

Excellent film that stands up well against the TV series IMO. Ride Again is just as good too.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 30th December 2019, 4:30pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,267 posts
Quote: G180e @ 27th December 2019, 1:55 PM

Excellent film that stands up well against the TV series IMO.

Now that IS funny!

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 31st December 2019, 11:53am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,279 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 30th December 2019, 4:30 PM

Now that IS funny!

Although an episode like "The Offer" would be regarded as funnier than the film, many of the scenarios from the film could have just been lifted from the TV show; it's not as if there was a complete rewriting here. IMDb mark the film as 6.7/10 and the sitcom as 7.7/10 so it appears many people can't see that much of a difference?