Scoop (1987) English- Comedy Not Rated Runtime- 119 min. dir. Gavin Millar
This is the best “poster” I could find that advertised for the film. Apparently, it didn’t have a lot of press surrounding it’s release. Probably because it is a made-for-TV movie. I didn’t realize that during my initial viewing.
A naive column writer for “The Daily Beast”, a London newspaper, is caught up in a case of mistaken identity and sent off to cover a military dispute in a fictional country. Too few good jokes and too many characters make it hard to follow for an entire two hours.
The characters that are available, however, are pretty fun on their own. Denholm Elliot, whom some of you will recognize for his role in a certain pair of American blockbusters, is a lot of fun in his role as the cheif foreign correspondent.
Standard faire, and by far not the focus.
Same as above, it’s mostly plot and character-driven, for whatever that’s worth.
Just falls short of being on the B-list of British comedies.
If you like lukewarm Brit-coms, than you’re in luck!