Privates on Parade (1983)


It is 1947, the year of the communist rebellion in Malaya and the British army's SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) are called to the Malayan Jungle to entertain the troops. The eccentric, bible-bashing Major Giles Flack (John Cleese) is in command of the unit. Flack is accompanied by an ageing, theatrical drama queen, Terri Dennis (Denis Quilley) who hopes to entertain the troops with his flamboyant impressions, but the bored troops find other ways to enjoy themselves.

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Viooz Score: 5.3/10 from 12 votes
Release Date: 1983-03-18
Status: Released
Run time: 97 min / 1:37
Production Country: United Kingdom

Privates on Parade Casts

John Cleese
as Major Giles Flack
Denis Quilley
as Acting Captain Terri Dennis
Michael Elphick
as Sergeant Major Reg Drummond
Nicola Pagett
as Acting Lieutenant Sylvia Morgan
Patrick Pearson
as Sergeant Steven Flowers
John Standing
as Captain Sholto Savory
David Bamber
as Sergeant Charles Bishop
Bruce Payne
as Flight Sergeant Kevin Cartwright
Joe Melia
as Sergeant Len Bonny
Simon Jones
as Sergeant Eric Young-Love
Neil Pearson
Julian Sands
John Quayle
Vincent Wong
Brigitte Kahn
Tim Barlow
Philip Tan
as Lee

Privates on Parade Crew

Production George Harrison Producer
Crew Ian Wilson Cinematography
Directing Michael Blakemore Director
Production Vicki Deason Production Assistant