Film Four & Film Four +1 09-03-08.

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Bugsy Malone
1976 Director Alan Parker's much-loved slapstick musical spoof, featuring a cast composed entirely of children and following a war between rival gangsters in Twenties New York fought with custard pies and cream-firing tommy guns. When a slick mobster acquires devastating new weapons, his arch rival enlists the aid of a small-time chancer to steal them. Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger and John Cassisi, with Jodie Foster on fine form in an acclaimed early appearance (888)

The Emperor's New Clothes (PG)
2001 Witty, offbeat historical comedy drama, starring Ian Holm as Napoleon, who hatches a cunning plan to return from exile and reclaim control of France. When he encounters a sailor who bears an uncanny resemblance to him (also played by Holm), he arranges to swap places so he can make his way to Paris unnoticed. However, the double gets a little too used to living the life of an emperor, leaving the real Bonaparte stuck as a commoner. With Iben Hjejle and Tim McInnerny (888)

The Long Ships (PG)
1963 Richard Widmark plays a valiant Viking warrior who vows to find a priceless golden bell. He manages to send most of his rivals off on a wild goose chase, leaving him free to hunt at his own pace. But he reckons without the intervention of ambitious Saracens, who realise what he's up to and are determined to claim the prize themselves. Glossy, action-packed seafaring adventure, also starring Sidney Poitier, Rosanna Schiaffino and Russ Tamblyn (888)

The Thirty-Nine Steps (U)
1959 Kenneth More stars as John Buchan's daring hero Richard Hannay, who comes to the rescue of a woman being attacked. She is subsequently murdered, but before she dies, warns him of an evil plan by a secretive organisation that he must stop leaving him with only two days to uncover the truth behind her cryptic last words. Remake of Hitchcock's classic 1935 thriller, with Taina Elg and Barry Jones (888)

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (15)
2002 A Glaswegian crook heads for Nottingham after seeing his ex-girlfriend humiliate her boyfriend on daytime television, determined that he should win back her heart. Shane Meadows' comedy, which draws heavily on a number of classic Westerns, starring Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Shirley Henderson, Kathy Burke and Ricky Tomlinson (888)

The Full Monty (15)
1997 Blockbusting British comedy about a group of hard-up unemployed Yorkshiremen who try to make ends meet by becoming strippers, proving beyond doubt that there still is steel in Sheffield. Robert Carlyle stars as the leader of the unlikely dance troupe, while Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Hugo Speer and Paul Barber are among those mastering the subtle art of stripping in time to the music and shaking their funky stuff not to mention giving their self-esteem a boost into the bargain (888)

Hotel Splendide (15)
2000 A chef returns to the dreary spa where she used to work on hearing about the proprietor's death. She becomes determined to make some changes, abandoning the hotel's ridiculous health regimen and serving the guests edible food. But the late owner's son is determined to keep everything the way his mother would have wanted it. Surreal drama, starring Toni Collette, Daniel Craig and Stephen Tompkinson (888)

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