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Films with the most surreal cast

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On 10/25/2018 at 1:03 AM, PowerButchi said:

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

It's a cracking film that, too, from what I remember.

 Michael Winner's last ever film was called Parting Shots and had a pretty oddball cast:

Chris Rea
Oliver Reed (also his last ever completed film)
Felicity Kendall
Peter Davison
DIanna Rigg
Bob Hoskins
John Cleese
Ben Kingsley
Joanna Lumley

And Andrew Neil, from This Week.

To cap it off, the whole film is a fantasy based around Michael Winner wanting to kill his ex-girlfriend.   Calm down dear!

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Flash Gordon (1980) had:

Sam Jones (but not his voice)

Melody Anderson (of "Manimal" fame)

Topol

Max Von Sydow 

Peter Wyngarde (Jason Knight)

Timothy Dalton

Brian Blessed

Peter Duncan (of "Blue Peter" fame)

Richard O' Brien

John Osbourne (Playwright, of "Look Back in Anger")

Robbie Coltrane

 

 

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I'll always remember Michael Winner as the bloke who asked Anna Raeburn "hahaha, well have you been raped?" during a discussion about the merits of making Death Wish 2 - Rapey Boogaloo.

The answer was yes, by the way.

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Death Wish 2 is absolutely fucking great. A woman made retarded by a rape gets raped again (by Laurence fishburne! Filmed erotically...) and jumps out of a building to her death onto spikes. Top stuff.

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Tonight I had the dubious pleasure of watching Around the World in 80 Days (2004). Frankly it has the most astonishing collection of muddled fake accents I've ever witnessed and pretty damn odd cast.

Shamelessly stollen from Wikipedia..

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"Merry Christmas, Mister Lawrence" has a small, odd cast, I think..

David Bowie (who has nothing on the soundtrack)

Tom Conti

Ryûichi Sakamoto (Keyboard player for the "Yellow Magic Orchestra" and does the soundtrack)

Takano

Jack Thompson

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That Around the World cast isn't that mad is it? I think the strangest part of that film is that Arnie had a cameo in it when he wasn't doing films. Might have even been his last film appearance before his hiatus.

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Escape to Victory has be in with a shout?

Oscar-winning luvvie Michael Caine

Oscar-winning Sly Stallone being a keeper

Pele, Bobby Moore, Ardiles, plus other footballers including Mike Summerbee and John Wark

Max von Sydow

Tim Piggott-Smith

The guy that played Counsellor David Horton in the Vicar of Dibley

 

For a mix of Hollywood greats, sporting greats and Russell Osman, I'd nominate this...

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