HOME |  JOIN |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
20th Century Women
Monster Trucks
Lookout, The
Black Belt
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Their Finest
Stella Cadente
Water Drops on Burning Rocks
Replace
Belladonna of Sadness
Aquarius
Erik the Conqueror
Baghead
Guns at Batasi
Gang Story, A
Magnificent Ambersons, The
Climber, The
It's a Big Country
Raw
Last Man Standing
Transfiguration, The
Alien Nation
Kajaki
Certain Fury
Life
Hundra
Wonder Woman
Francesca
Jimi Plays Berkeley
Berlin Syndrome
   
 
Newest Articles
Two Sides of Sellers: The Party vs The Optimists
Norse Code: The Vikings vs The Long Ships
Over the Moon - Space: 1999 The Complete Series on Blu-ray Part 2
Alpha Males and Females - Space: 1999 The Complete Series on Blu-ray Part 1
Animated Anxieties: From the Era of the Creepiest Cartoons
Manor On Movies--Clegg (1970)
Plans for Nigel: The Crunch... and Other Stories on DVD
Let's Get Harry: Repo Man and Paris, Texas
Shut Up, Crime! The Punisher at the Movies
Thunderbollocks: The Golden Age of Bond Rip-Offs
   
 
  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 4668 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
Who's the best?
Robin Askwith
Mark Wahlberg
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
Ian Phillips
Jensen Breck
Enoch Sneed
Paul Smith
Stately Wayne Manor
Paul Shrimpton
  Vikki Sanderson
   

 

Last Updated: