Les Patterson Saves the World
|Les Patterson Saves the World|
|Directed by||George T. Miller|
|Produced by||Sue Milliken|
|Written by||Barry Humphries|
|Based on||Characters by|
|Music by||Tim Finn|
|Edited by||Tim Wellburn|
|Distributed by||Hoyts (Australia)|
Recorded Releasing (UK)
|Box office||A$626,000 (Australia)|
The uncouth Sir Les Patterson teams up with Dame Edna Everage (both played by Barry Humphries) to save the world from a virulent bioterror attack ordered by Colonel Richard Godowni (Thaao Penghlis) of the Gulf State of Abu Niveah.
- Barry Humphries as Sir Les Patterson / Dame Edna Everage
- Pamela Stephenson as Veronique Crudité
- Thaao Penghlis as Colonel Richard Godowni
- Andrew Clarke as Neville Thonge
- Henri Szeps as Dr. Charles Herpes / Desiree Herpes
- Hugh Keays-Byrne as Inspector Farouk
- Elizabeth McIvor as Nancy Borovansky
- Garth Meade as Mustafa Toul
- Arthur Sherman as General Evans
- John Clarke as Mike Rooke
- Josef Drewniak as Mossolov
- Esben Storm as Russian Scientist
- Joy Westmore as Lady Gwen Patterson
- Connie Hobbs as Madge Allsop
- Joan Rivers as the U.S. President
Les Patterson Saves the World grossed $626,000 at the box office in Australia. "It was a disaster of major proportions," said Jonathan Chissick of Hoyts, who distributed the film in Australia. David Stratton wrote in 1990, "The gala opening was an embarrassing occasion, and it is still rumoured in the industry today that the Federal Treasurer Paul Keating, who attended, was so angry that he decide to end rorts in the film industry."
The movie was released to British cinemas in 1988 but was not successful there either.
- "Australian Productions Top $175 million", Cinema Papers, March 1986 p64
- "Features A good year for Australian cinemas 'Crocodile Dundee' puts the bite back into the film industry". The Canberra Times. 61, (18, 723). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 January 1987. p. 16. Retrieved 28 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Les Patterson Saves the World". Empire. Archived from the original on 30 April 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
- David Stratton, The Avacado Plantation, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p308
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Michael Adams, Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies : a film critic's year-long quest to find the worst movie ever made. New York : Itbooks, 2010. ISBN 978-0-06-180629-2 (p.144)