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Mindhorn

IMDb 6.3 89 min
Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980's for playing the titular and charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a robotic eye that can literally "see the truth". Unfortunately, after becoming a little too pompous and arrogant, Richard ends up insulting both the Isle of Man and his fellow cast members on the Wogan chat-show, including his on-screen and real life love interest Patricia Deville (Essie Davies), his stuntman (Simon Farnaby), and bit-part costar Peter Easterman (Steve Coogan). He decides to leave to try and make it big in Hollywood, but 25 years later he's balding in a flat in North London and has recently been replaced for an orthopaedic sock advert by John Nettles, much to his chagrin. He is even more jealous that Easterman now fronts a long running spin-off show which has far eclipsed the success of Mindhorn. Richard has an unexpected opportunity to reignite his career though when a delusional criminal calling himself "The Kestrel" (Russell Tovey) starts terrorising the Isle of Man and, having an extremely unhealthy obsession with the show, demands to talk only to Mindhorn. Relishing a chance for publicity, Richard dons his turtleneck and robot eye, aggravates the police with his method acting, tries to rekindle his old romance with Patricia and also attempts to sign a Mindhorn DVD deal with Eastman. With his 80's political incorrectness, solo musical single, useless cyborg eyepatch and cheesy one-liners, Mindhorn is here to bring an Apocalypse of Justice. It's truth time.
Genre:
Comedy
Stars:
Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough, Kenneth Branagh, Steve Coogan, Essie Davis, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter, Julian Barratt
Director:
Sean Foley
Country:
United Kingdom
Rating:
6.0 / 82 times
Release:
2017-05-05
Quality:
HD
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