Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)





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Russell Mulcahy (of "Highlander" fame) films British comedy luminaries Peter Cook and Dudley Moore recording their last comedy album featuring two of their most beloved characters, lavatory attendants Derek and Clive. Booze, drugs, strippers and practical jokes (sometimes bitter and sick on the part of Cook) are provided. Throughout the recording, Moore has to weather the abuse and disdain of his longtime partner in the wake of his success in the American market (with films like '10' (1979) and Foul Play (1978)). The film marked the last appearance of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore together as a team and the end of their partnership which began with "Beyond the Fringe" in 1959. The men discuss "getting the horn" (i.e. getting "in the mood") at the most unlikely times, improvise songs filled with obscenities (Cook's two-note piano opus entitled "Dutch Bitch" is coarse and hilarious to those who are not easily offended) and work out their aggressions toward one another in the strangest ways, in the midst of putting the album together. They engage in all-out war and undeniable camaraderie.
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Either one of the finest examples of filth humour or the worst side of a genius comic duo. Sadly the break down of the duo is evident as their improv routines are thinly veiled personal attacks with little of the inventive gags the two are capable of. For me I prefer to remember their work in such gems as "Not only But Also" compared to this but many will find something in the sometimes inventive use of base language, just not me.

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

A unique look at the ultimate breakup of Cook and Moore, and yet still some fine comedy from the foul-mouth side of Pete & Dud. Some good material in this, but also a bit of a train wreck -- you cringe at points, but can't look away.

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