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Foreign Body (1986)

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Victor Banerjee, the India-born star of David Lean's A Passage to India, is the central figure of director Ronald L. Neame's Foreign Body. Jobless in Calcutta, Banerjee steals money from his own father to afford passage to Britain. There he makes contact with his cousin Warren Mitchell, who arranges for Banerjee to get a job as a bus conductor. But when he begins to ardently pursue a lovely young white woman, Banerjee loses his job at the behest of the girl's influential father. His luck changes radically when Banerjee administers mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a bus accident victim, whereupon he is mistaken for a doctor by friendly model Amanda Donohoe (probably the nicest she's ever been on film). Donohoe talks up the skills of this "new Indian doctor", and before he knows what has hit him, Banerjee is head physician to the Prime Minister of England--with virtually every woman in the land vying for his services in bed! Never letting on where it is heading next, Foreign Body is adapted from an equally tricky novel by Roderick Mann.

Cast

Warren Mitchell
as I.Q. Patel
Geraldine McEwan
as Lady Ammanford
Denis Quilley
as Prime Minister
Eve Ferret
as Norah Plumb
Anna Massey
as Miss Furze
Stratford Johns
as Mr. Plumb
Trevor Howard
as Dr. Stirrup
Jane Laurie
as Jo Masters
Rashid Karapiet
as Mr. Nahan
Peggy Aitchison
as Lodging House Lady
Timothy Bateson
as Agent at Harley Street
Roy Evans
as Newspaper Vendor
Ann Firbank
as Mrs. Plumb
Jack Galloway
as Hilary Pike
Roger Hammond
as Pub Landlord
Janet Henfrey
as Landlady
Clive Mantle
as Tough Character on Bus
Eric Mason
as 2nd Lodging House Man
Angela Morant
as Antique Shop Lady
Albert Moses
as Paramedic 2
Neville Phillips
as Customer in Toilet
Paul Rattee
as Paramedic 1
John Rogan
as 1st Lodging House Man
Harriet Thorpe
as Gucci Salesgirl
Marc Zuber
as Macho Escort
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6.5/10. Victor Banerjee is wonderfully cast and terrific in his role. Very funny and fine British comedy. Great supporting cast, well written and directed. Reminiscent of British comedies from the 1950's and 1960's.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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