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The Boys In Blue [DVD]

Bobby Ball , Tommy Cannon , Val Guest    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
Price: 6.69 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
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  • Actors: Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear, Eric Sykes
  • Directors: Val Guest
  • Writers: Val Guest, Sid Colin, Sidney Gilliat, Sidney Green
  • Producers: Greg Smith, Laurie Mansfield, Roy Goddard
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Oct 2004
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002YCYTE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,325 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Screwball comedy starring comedy duo Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball. Sergeant Cannon and PC Ball run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure owing to the exceptionally low local crime rate, the pair undertake to create a crime wave of their own in order to save their jobs.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The British comedy team of Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball star in this funfest as a pair of policemen who man the police station in the small town of Little Botham. Crime is rare in Little Botham, and authorities plan to close the station as an economy measure. Not wanting to lose their jobs, Ball and Cannon fabricate a phony crime wave to make it look as if they're needed after all. But when they attempt to steal a valuable painting from Lloyd (Roy Kinnear), one of the richest men in town, they find that a gang of real art thieves have been at work, and now they have a serious case to crack. Boys in Blue is a remake of Ask a Policeman, a 1938 vehicle for British comedy star Will Hay. ...The Boys in Blue

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Boys in Blue 20 April 2009
By G. Cox
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Loved this film. Its cheap and tacky with basic Cannon & Ball humour and is absolutely wonderful.

Excellent for those wet Sunday afternoons.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boys in Blue 7 April 2005
By A Customer
The Boys in Blue is a delightful remake of the old Will Hay classic "Ask a Policeman." I've never been a great fan of Cannon and Ball but I must say this is good clean fun. It's filled with the same old jokes from their live shows but nonetheless it works. I can think of nothing better to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon and the kids will love it as well. Highly recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About time this was made available on DVD... 4 Nov 2004
By Mav
This is truly a fantastic piece of cinematic history! I love it! I've waited for years for this to be released on DVD, and now finally it's here... Words fail me! Fabulous! But it now!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock on Tommy! 5 Feb 2005
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The great Cannon and Ball with their one and only starring film. This is a steal at the price it cost me on Amazon and is a gem for lovers of the cheeky twosome. Class!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 6 July 2014
By CD Bell
It's a shame that they didn't make this in 3D.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 31 Mar 2014
By KJParky
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Bought this movie because we loved Cannon & Ball and had seen the film before.
Eventually want all the series as well.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rock on Tommy 23 Jan 2014
By Mr. S. Storey TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Loosly based on the Will Hay classic "ask a policeman", the story revolves around a quiet police station which is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime. In fact, as crime is so absent, the two coppers also find time to run a shop! With pressure mounting from above, the two bunglers decide to invent some crimes and when doing so they stumble upon a real gang of art thieves. This remake retains a twee Britishness about it which is something I find great affection for; the plucky underdogs somehow manage to chase down the criminals and treat us to some trademark slapstick and a bit of wordplay along the way. I enjoy Tommy's lampooning and I particularly like the shear stupidity of the dialigue in the chicken checking scene. Having grown up with the madcap stylings of our two heroes I was really looking forward to this and although it hasn't aged well, I knew what to expect so they didn't disappoint me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars christmas gift 2 Jan 2014
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brought as Christmas stocking filler gift for 80 plus relative, old fashioned slap stick humour which I knew they could watch without any offensive scenes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Get 'Ask A Policeman'. Not this poo
Utter rubbish on stage. Utter rubbish on TV. And now utter rubbish in a movie. Get the WILL HAY original c.1936 A far better movie. :)Ask A Policeman/Boys Will Be Boys [DVD]
Published 6 months ago by Selmer Rocks
4.0 out of 5 stars The Boys weren't blue, good family entertainment.
It did exactly what it claimed to do. All their gags rolled into one film. I really enjoyed it, but it is an acquired taste!
Published 8 months ago by Stephen Senior
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
The DVD arrived within the stated time frame by the seller. well worth the money and a reminder that this film was made in the eighties.
Published 12 months ago by steve
4.0 out of 5 stars boys in blue
great dvd,arrived quickly,well packaged,a really good feel good film,and reasonably priced too.i would recommend this purchase as a good inexpensive gift.
Published 13 months ago by mandy
5.0 out of 5 stars bought for kids
My kids adore this old style comedy, they watch it over and over gain and still laugh so much. Funny cannon and ball at there best
Published 14 months ago by Hollyg
5.0 out of 5 stars A very funny film
I think this film is a very good dvd when tommy cannon and bobby ball are the main stars of the dvd you will find it funny.
Published 16 months ago by tray
5.0 out of 5 stars cannon and ball
loved the film when it first came out now ive got on dvd will alway have a great laugh they well matched very funny film
Published 18 months ago by miss susan rodger
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great, smashing lovely great lovely smashing
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Published 18 months ago by Glo
4.0 out of 5 stars ROCK ON TOMMY . . .
This is a wonderful piece of comedy. When video machines first took off in the U.K. my Brother & myself rented this film out 4 weekends in a row. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. Stringer
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