History Film / SplittingHeirs

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In this story written by Creator/EricIdle of Creator/MontyPython fame, Tommy Patel (played by Idle) was an average man living in West London with a Hindi family. An American by the name of Henry Martin ([[spoiler:Bullock]]; played by Creator/RickMoranis) visits from New York and he and Tommy have a night on the town, leading to Tommy's firing.

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In this story 1993 British comedy written by Creator/EricIdle of Creator/MontyPython fame, Tommy Patel (played by Idle) was is an average man living in West London with a Hindi family. An American by the name of Henry Martin ([[spoiler:Bullock]]; played by Creator/RickMoranis) visits from New York and he and Tommy have a night on the town, leading to Tommy's firing.


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7th Jun '16 5:01:08 PM caffeinatedkate
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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: On the train back to England from France, Tommy plays La Marseillaise on the bagpipes.

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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: On the Tommy's clumsy attempt to establish an alibi by drawing attention to his presence on a train back to England from France, Tommy plays includes playing La Marseillaise on the bagpipes.



* HeadTiltinglyKinky: Henry's reaction to the striptease dance before [[spoiler: his and Kitty's wedding.]]

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* HeadTiltinglyKinky: Henry's reaction to the striptease dance before [[spoiler: at his and Kitty's wedding.]]stag night.



* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Near the end of the movie, Tommy's birth mother slaps her son and accuses him of trying to seduce her, when it's clearly the other way around.]]

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* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Near the end of the movie, Tommy's birth mother mother, who has been chasing him throughout, discovers his identity, then slaps her son him and accuses him of trying "trying to seduce her, your mother", when it's it was clearly the other way around.]]



* ReallyGetsAround: Tommy's birth mother shows interest in any man, [[spoiler: including her own son, a la Film/BackToTheFuture, but until the truth comes out near the end of the movie.]]

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* ReallyGetsAround: Tommy's birth mother shows interest in any man, [[spoiler: including her own son, a la Film/BackToTheFuture, but until the truth comes out near the end of the movie.out.]]
18th Jun '13 8:13:05 AM Prfnoff
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In this story written by EricIdle of Creator/MontyPython fame, Tommy Patel (played by Idle) was an average man living in West London with a Hindi family. An American by the name of Henry Martin ([[spoiler:Bullock]]; played by RickMoranis) visits from New York and he and Tommy have a night on the town, leading to Tommy's firing.

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In this story written by EricIdle Creator/EricIdle of Creator/MontyPython fame, Tommy Patel (played by Idle) was an average man living in West London with a Hindi family. An American by the name of Henry Martin ([[spoiler:Bullock]]; played by RickMoranis) Creator/RickMoranis) visits from New York and he and Tommy have a night on the town, leading to Tommy's firing.



Tommy searches for evidence to prove his birthright and has an affair with a beautiful model named Kitty (CatherineZetaJones). When Tommy finds out that Kitty is Henry's fiancée, Tommy attempts to do away with Henry in order to claim his rightful position as the 15th Duke, causing [[HilarityEnsues hilarity to ensue]] in the process!

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Tommy searches for evidence to prove his birthright and has an affair with a beautiful model named Kitty (CatherineZetaJones).(Creator/CatherineZetaJones). When Tommy finds out that Kitty is Henry's fiancée, Tommy attempts to do away with Henry in order to claim his rightful position as the 15th Duke, causing [[HilarityEnsues hilarity to ensue]] in the process!
14th Jun '13 3:40:27 PM CabbitGirlEmi
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* RollerbladeGood: Henry.
19th Dec '12 4:41:39 PM CabbitGirlEmi
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* TheFool: Henry, at times.
14th Dec '12 8:14:15 PM CabbitGirlEmi
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* SwitchedAtBirth: Averted as Tommy and Henry were at least a few weeks old when they were switched.
2nd Dec '12 12:26:14 PM CabbitGirlEmi
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* CueIrony[=/=]IronyAsSheIsCast: In a flashback to when he and Tommy were babies, it's implied that Henry wasn't circumcised. His actor, Rick Moranis, happens to be Jewish.
2nd Dec '12 12:25:58 PM CabbitGirlEmi
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* CueIrony[=/=]IronyAsSheIsCast: In a flashback to when he and Tommy were babies, it's implied that Henry wasn't circumcised. His actor, Rick Moranis, happens to be Jewish.



* IronyAsSheIsCast: In a flashback to when he and Tommy were babies, it's implied that Henry wasn't circumcised. His actor, Rick Moranis, happens to be Jewish.
3rd Oct '12 7:50:59 PM nombretomado
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* ReallyGetsAround: Tommy's birth mother shows interest in any man, [[spoiler: including her own son, a la BackToTheFuture , but until the truth comes out near the end of the movie.]]

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* ReallyGetsAround: Tommy's birth mother shows interest in any man, [[spoiler: including her own son, a la BackToTheFuture , Film/BackToTheFuture, but until the truth comes out near the end of the movie.]]
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