HOME |  JOIN |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
Lodgers, The
Eagle vs Shark
American Assassin
Die, Mommie, Die!
All the Money in the World
Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, The
Black Panther
Children's Hour, The
Mayhem
Sphere
Guyver, The
Night School
Loveless
Ragtime
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Wound, The
Scalawag
Let's Get Harry
Girl with Green Eyes
Sunchaser, The
Tom Jones
Downsizing
Defiant Ones, The
Centerfold Girls, The
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Safe Place, A
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
   
 
Newest Articles
Bad Taste from Outer Space: Galaxy of Terror and Xtro
A Yen for the 1990s: Iron Monkey and Satan Returns
Hey, Punk: Jubilee and Rock 'n' Roll High School
Help! with The Knack: Richard Lester in 1965
Roll Up, Get Yer Free Cinema: The Shorts on the BFI Woodfall Blu-rays
Time for Heroes: The Dam Busters and How I Won the War
Hell is a City: Midnight Cowboy and Taxi Driver
Boris Goes Bonkers, Bela Goes Bats: The Old Dark House and Mark of the Vampire
Charles Bronson's Mid-70s: Breakheart Pass and Others
Kids in America: The Breakfast Club vs Metropolitan
80s Dance-Off: Staying Alive vs Murder-Rock vs Breakin'
The Cinematic Darkside of Donald Crowhurst
Dutch Courage: The Flodder Series
Coming of Age: Boys on Film 18 - Heroes on DVD
Country and Irish - The secret history of Irish pop culture
   
 
  Please Sir! Buy this film here.
Year: 1971
Director: Mark Stuart
Stars: John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Peter Cleall, Peter Denyer, Patsy Rowlands, Richard Davies, Jill Kerman
Genre: Comedy
Rating:  6 (from 3 votes)
Review: First day of school, and emotions are mixed - for the students, there's fun, friends, and jokes to be enjoyed, whilst for the teachers, terror and mishap at every turn. For this is Fenn Street School.

After a terrible start to the day (provoking a riot in morning assembly), 5C are soon put in their place by their teacher Mr Hedges. However, when he finds out the reason for their behaviour - the fact that this class have never been allowed to go on any school trip for fear of causing permanent embarassment - he's immediately off to the Headmaster's office to demand they are treated fairly. And so 5C get to go to camp - on the proviso that Mr Hedges also goes, and is fully responsible for their actions......

At the camp, chaos duly reigns - they are sharing the camp with a class of rich kids in uniform from a boarding school, and this will always bring out the worst in Fenn Street's kids. The main characters are Eric Duffy, group leader and boyfriend of the lovely Sharon; Peter Craven, the clever womaniser, always on the lookout for a shapely figure; Frankie Abbott, whose efforts to grow up are always hampered by his overbearing mother; Maureen Bullock, strictly Catholic and in love with her teacher, and Dennis Dunstable, whose home life is turbulent and for whom the trip to the country is a life-changing experience. Add to this local girl Penny, whose attraction to Mr Hedges is tempered by her initial belief that he beats his 'ethnic minority' pupils, and there's a recipe for fireworks at every turn.

This film was made on the back of the successful British TV series, and all the main characters are here, prefectly played by John Alderton as well meaning but clumsy Mr Hedges, Derek Guyler as the downtrodden janitor struggling for control, and everyone else, whether staff, student, or extra. It's a fun 90 minutes - if you remember the TV series you'll love reminiscing, and if you are too young for this, the vision of school life 35 years ago will in turn appear both startling and reassuringly familiar.
Reviewer: Paul Shrimpton

 

This review has been viewed 4851 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (0)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Which film has the best theme song?
Spectre
The Ups and Downs of a Handyman
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
Enoch Sneed
Paul Smith
  Jamie Nichols
Andrew Pragasam
George White
Darren Jones
  Butch Elliot
   

 

Last Updated: