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Minder On The Orient Express [DVD]

George Cole , Dennis Waterman , Francis Megahy    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Glynn Edwards, Patrick Malahide, Peter Childs
  • Directors: Francis Megahy
  • Producers: George Taylor
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Clearvision
  • DVD Release Date: 3 April 2006
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EHSCL8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,641 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The one thing everyone wanted to watch on Christmas Day 1985 was this special film-length Minder On the Orient Express. It was the end of Season 6 (of 10), and the show had never been more popular. It drew a star-studded cast that in turn drew audiences: Honor Blackman, Adam Faith, Ralph Bates and Amanda Pays feature prominently in a surprisingly complex story concerning millions in lost gangland money. Terry is given a pair of tickets for the Orient Express ("no, it's not a Chinese takeaway, Arthur") when he rescues Nikki South (Pays) from a mugging. So it is that the train sets off with Arthur having lied his way aboard, poor beleaguered DS Chisholm working with an Interpol Detective (Bates), several gang thugs led by Jimmy Crane (Faith, who doesn't sing!) and several gold diggers such as the flirtatious Helen (Blackman). An all-important paper envelope passes hands endlessly, while the action progresses into the realms of French farce as cabin doors rapidly open and close. A couple of explosions of fisticuffs seem to threaten the end of Croydon's finest second-hand car dealership, but all it'll take is a couple of "large VATs" to restore the Daley entrepreneurial spirit.--Paul Tonks

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When Terry (Dennis Waterman) wins a trip on the Orient Express he sees it as the perfect opportunity for a romantic holiday with his girlfriend Annie (Linda Hayden). Trouble is, Terry's boss Arthur Daley (George Cole) has other ideas. He is desperate to avoid a court appearance and decides a nice, relaxing holiday abroad is just what he needs. Of course whenever Terry and Arthur are together trouble is never far away and, sure enough, the two of them soon find themselves trying to protect Nikki (Amanda Pays), daughter of the recently-deceased gangster Jack South, from a trainload of sinister characters.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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The first of only two feature-length 'Minder' episodes (the other being 'An Officer And A Car-salesman'), this is a must-have for all fans of that seminal 1980s classic that made 'Arthur Daley' a by-word for dodgy dealing, and introduced 'er indoors' to the Oxford English Dictionary.
After leaping to the defence of an attractive young woman, salt-of-the-earth Terry McCann is rewarded with a romantic journey for two. But instead of enjoying the warm female company of his club-manager girlfriend, Terry is, of course, stitched-up by loquacious, summons-dodging Arfur, who inveigles his way onto the world's most romantic train ... by taking, of course, diabolical liberties.
Paragon of Fulham (or is it 'Ammersmiff) law & order, and intending to cement Anglo-French and Interpol relations, 'Cheerful Charlie' Chisum also boards the Orient Express on his first venture outside his manor ... and England.
It'a all here: the missing cliffs of Dover, accosted by strange birds in the khazi, a hunt for a dead mobster's missing millions, international intrigue, Arsenal, and a large vodka & orange ... if you only ever own one 'Minder' video - Arfur & Terry larging it on the Oriental is THE one to have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real treat. 8 Dec 2009
When Terry rescues a girl from being mugged, she gives him two tickets for the Orient Express. A right result? It would seem so at first. But then Terry finds his dodgy-dealing associate Arthur Daley has replaced his girlfriend as his fellow passenger, and before long the girl Terry rescued reveals herself to be the daughter of the late underworld name Jack South. It seems she has inherited her father's missing fortune, but she is not the only one on the train who has interests in the ill-gottens. What's more Detective Sergeant Chisolm - who has long regarded Arthur as a reason for bringing back the gallows - is also on the train.

This feature-length episode is Minder at its finest. The drama and comedy are finely-balanced, and there are guest appearances from Honor Blackman, Adam Faith, Ronald Lacey, Maurice Denham and many others. A first-class classic piece of television.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you 25 Jan 2012
By Clive
Format:VHS Tape
Really pleased to receive this video, as I had a copy about 20 years ago and mislaid it. It arrived in excellent condition and very promptly. I would definitely purchase from this source again. Many thanks.
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