Privates on Parade (film)

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Privates on Parade
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Directed byMichael Blakemore
Written byPeter Nichols (play)
StarringJohn Cleese
David Bamber
Denis Quilley
Bruce Payne
Music byDenis King
CinematographyIan Wilson
Edited byJim Clark
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release date
18 March 1983
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budgetunder ₤2 million[1]

Privates on Parade is a 1982 film adaptation of the Peter Nichols play of the same name about a fictional – and mostly gay – military entertainment group, the "Song and Dance Unit, Southeast Asia" assembled to entertain the troops in the Malayan jungle during the Malayan Emergency.[2]

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  1. ^ Robert Sellers, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: The Inside Story of HandMade Films, Metro 2003, pp. 121–131
  2. ^ Sandra Brennan (2009). "Privates on Parade". All Movie Guide. Retrieved 2009-02-16.

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