Splitting Heirs (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Splitting Heirs (1993)




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Two children are switched at birth, with one growing up as a pampered British Duke, while the true heir is raised by a humble Pakistani family. This mistaken-identity comedy details the chaos that follows when the rightful Duke discovers the truth and attempts to reclaim his throne.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Idle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 2004
MCA Universal Home Video


Eric Idle
as Tommy, Tommy Patel
Barbara Hershey
as Duchess Lucinda
John Cleese
as Shadgrind
Brenda Bruce
as Mrs. Bullock
Jeremy Clyde
as 14th Duke
Richard Huw
as Brittle
Eric Sykes
as Jobson the Doorman
Bill Stewart
as Adoption Agent
Paul Brooke
as Tour Guide
David Ross
as Sergeant Richardson
Cal Macaninch
as CID Officer
Chris Jenkinson
as Police Constable
Keith Smith
as Photographer
Stephen Grothgar
as German Tourist
Madge Ryan
as Woman with Dog
Bill Wallis
as Vicar at Hunt
Cameron Blakely
as Hunt Saboteur
Llewellyn Rees
as Old Major
Paul Weston
as French Driver
Tim Lawrence
as French Driver
Gary Lineker
as Man At Restaurant
Michelle Lineker
as Woman At Restaurant
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Critic Reviews for Splitting Heirs

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Splitting Heirs

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I laughed but I wanted to like this one more. I felt that the two leads probably should have been playing each others roles. A near-miss.


A dull, long, uninspired 87 minutes with occasional fleeting flickers of slightly humorous moments (e.g. the car with the bicycles is fun).


pretty dull and dissapointing considering I usually love Eric Idle, John Cleese Rick Moranis, and Cathrine Zeta-Jones. There are a few inspired moments, usually with Cleese's character, but overall, only watch it if you're a big Monty Python fan.

Caleb McCandless

Splitting Heirs Quotes

Raoul P. Shadgrind: Say no more!
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Police Constable: I don't think anything, sir. I'm a police officer.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Raoul P. Shadgrind: People went sex mad in the sixties, you know. Seemed to do it just for fun.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)

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