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Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?

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Synopsis

A hilarious comedy . . . It's 1977 and our love-struck young hero drops his sequins for safety pins.. and deserts disco for Punk.





Vince Smith is eighteen, shy and maybe in love . . . with Joanna, who works in the same office. By day he's a lawyer's clerk, but by night he's an aspiring disco dancer . . .





Joanna Robinson is also eighteen, not shy and really likes Vince, especially teasing him. By day, she's also a lawyer's clerk, but by night, she's a punk . . .





Harold Smith is Vince's dad. He's retired, likes his pipe, his telly and sitting quietly in a corner being ignored by his glamorous wife Irene and the rest of the Smith family. Until one Christmas day he does an amazing magic trick . . . which catapults a reluctant Harold into the limelight of the North of England.





Whilst Harold's previously peaceful world is thrown upside down by his new-found magical powers, Vince has fallen head over heels for a spiky punk girl.





Father and son are in turmoil but together they discover it's not what you are, it's who you are that makes for true happiness.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm
Director
Pete Hewitt
Producer
Guy East, Nigel Sinclair
Editor
Martin Walsh
Screenwriter
Ben Steiner
Director of Photography
David Tatersall BSC
Music
Harry Gregson-Williams
Principal Cast
Tom Courtney, Stephen Fry, Michael Legge, Laura Fraser, Lulu, with David Thewliss and Mark Williams

Genre

Production Company

West Eleven Films
Studio 2
Bourchier Apartments
12-13 Bourchier Street
London W1V 5HN
Tel: 020 7439 2899
Fax: 020 7439 2856
Email: li@weleven.globalnet.co.uk

Sales
Company

Intermedia Films
9-13 Grosvenor Street
London W1X 9FB
Tel: 020 7495 3322
Fax: 020 7495 3993
Email: info@intermediafilm.co.uk