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Privates on Parade (1982)

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This kooky British comedy chronicles the zany and occasionally dramatic exploits of the Song and Dance Unit, Southeast Asia (SADUSEA, pronounced "sad-you-see") assigned to entertain troops stationed in the Malayan jungle during WW II. It is based on a play by Peter Nichols. The entertainers are led by the rigid Major Giles Flack. Much to Flack's discomfiture, most of his unit is gay and enjoys dressing up in drag. The film also contains a serious subplot about a treacherous cad in the group who gets the only real woman in the troupe pregnant and then abuses her. He also steals ammo and information to give to the enemy. In the end, a terrible battle ensues at his hands. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

John Cleese
as Maj. Giles Flack
Denis Quilley
as Capt. Terri Dennis
Nicola Pagett
as Sylvia Morgan
Patrick Pearson
as Sgt. Steven Flowers
Michael Elphick
as Sgt. Maj. Reg Drummond
John Quayle
as Capt. Henry Cox
Robin Langford
as Electrician
Joe Melia
as Sgt. Len Bonny
John Standing
as Capt. Sholto Savory
Simon Jones
as Sgt. Eric Young-Love
David Bamber
as Sgt. Charles Bishop
Bruce Payne
as Flight Sgt. Kevin Artwright
Neil Pearson
as Band Pianist
Steve Dixon
as Drummer
Jasper Jacob
as Bass Player
Peter Hutchinson
as Trumpet Player
Ishaq Bux
as Sikh Doorman
Brigitte Kahn
as Mrs. Reg Drummond
Tim Barlow
as Commanding Officer
William Parker
as Armed Escort
David Griffin
as Infantry Officer in the Bush
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