In the early 1980's, Cannon and Ball were very successful, with their own TV show. Then they were offered a film, directed by Val Guest (The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), Casino Royale (1967) and erm... Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)), based on the old Will Hay film, Ask a Policeman (1938), it seemed this would give Cannon and Ball an even bigger break. Well... erm... Set in the sleepy English village of Little Botham, (pronounced Bottom), this has two bumbling policemen, Sergeant Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball), who never seem to get any big crimes, and only help with getting cows off the road, and sorting out the parking for local events. However, the district's Chief Constable (Eric Sykes) tells them the station will be shut. To try and keep it open, Cannon and Ball try to invent crimes but they accidentally stumble across a real crime involving millions of pounds worth of stolen paintings being smuggled out of the country, and there's a secret passage underneath the police station leading to a smuggler's cave. So, it's up to our two unlikely heroes to solve the case and bring justice. Sadly, this wasn't the Hot Fuzz of the 1980's, it's a 10th rate Police Academy. This just has Cannon and Ball doing their usual stuff, with very bad jokes and worse slapstick thrown in. Not even the appearances of Roy Kinnear, Jack Douglas and Jon Pertwee can save this film. It was bad then, and it's bad now.