Adventures of a Plumber's Mate 1978

director: Stanley Long  


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Country

Great Britain

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Synopsis

Plumbing seems an agreeable enough occupation for Sid South (CHRISTOPHER NEIL), whose job offers him ample opportunity to bed a variety of nubile girls. Apart from his regular girlfriend, barmaid Susie (ELAINE PAGE), there's his latest conquest, Sally, and an all-too-willing blonde housewife. Sid's eager encounters with the fair sex always seem to leave them stark naked: His [sic] luck runs out when his love for horse lands Sid with a gambling debt of 900 - which two bookmakers' "heavies", Blackie (ARTHUR MULLARD) and Stropper (JEROD WELLS) - are anxious to collect. Sid's boss, old Crapper (STEPHEN LEWIS), sends him to change a toilet seat for the kinky Janice and, after more sexual skirmishes, out likely lad sells the seat to an antique dealer for 50 pence. But underneath the surface is pure gold - the result of Janice's jailbird husband's latest haul - and the new owner of the loo seat is Detective Inspector Wallings! More sexual shennanigans [sic] in the shower room at the local tennis club, and a bungled attempt to switch a fake Picasso at an indoor swimming party, leave Sid with only one alternative. Emigrate. But in the nick of time an insurance man turns up with 1,000 cheque [sic] for his part in recovering the stolen gold. His debts paid off, and visions of the lovely Susie, better things are now in the pipeline for our lucky plumber's mate...

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Distributor Alpha (Intervision)
Catalogue Number A-A0382
Release Series
Release Date May 1982
Duration: 84m 44s
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Notes Released with same artwork as a carton slipcase and sleeve insert.
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by Lee James Turnock
The low-budget [i]Adventures[/i] series - based on the successful [i]Confessions[/i] series, which in turn were a more explicit version of the [i]Carry On[/i] films - came to a tatty end with this underdeveloped entry which begins with a tabby cat almost getting squashed under a bed by our 'loveable' misogynist hero and his girlfriend, and quickly goes downhill from there. The usual impressive cast of character actors (including Stephen Lewis, doing 'Blakey' from [i]On the Buses[/i] yet again) are powerless to help lift the dead-on-arrival screenplay out of the mire, the presentation of wife-beating as slapstick is singularly unpleasant, and the film has a very depressing atmosphere overall. Apparently, the production itself was the subject of numerous difficulties, not least the last-minute replacement of a drunken Jimmy Edwards with a game-for-anything Willie Rushton in a fairly important role, and Elaine Paige (cast here in a thankless role as a chirpy barmaid) tried to get her name taken off the posters when she hit the big time in the musical [i]Evita[/i]. Not the absolute worst of the British sex comedies - that would be Derren Nesbit's [i]the Amorous Milkman[/i] - but still a charmless and distinctly unfunny way to spend an hour and a half.