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The Boys in Blue

 

The Boys in Blue

The Boys in Blue
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Brian Cox
Written by Val Guest
Music by Frank Becker
Release dates October 31, 1982
Running time 79 min.
Language English

The Boys in Blue is a 1982 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Tommy Cannon, Bobby Ball, Suzanne Danielle and Roy Kinnear.[1] It is loosely based on the 1938 Will Hay film Ask a Policeman, which Guest co-wrote. Some policeman who have failed to make any arrests are threatened with dismissal, and begin to invent crime to justify their existence. It was the final feature film that Guest directed.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Filming locations 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they decide to invent some crimes to justify their existence. When they try to steal a painting from a local rich businessman (Roy Kinnear), they accidentally stumble across a gang of real art thieves who have just stolen £1 million worth of paintings. It is up to the two bungling cops to stop them escaping with their haul.

Cast

Filming locations

The film was shot primarily at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England, but many other locations throughout the United Kingdom where used, such as Edlesborough, Eaton Bray, Weymouth, Wool, Lulworth Cove, St Albans, Borehamwood and Bushey Heath.[3]

References

  1. ^ Waterston, Caroline. "Rock on Cannon and Ball". People. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Peter Cowie, ed., International Film Guide 1984 (Tantivy Press, 1983), p. 319
  3. ^ "FILM : Boys in Blue, The". Reel Streets. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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