Jackboots on Whitehall

Synopsis: World War II: What if Nazis seized London and all of England had to band together? When scarily campy Nazi leaders invade by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall, Churchill leaves his quiet retirement with a cat that looks like Hitler to issue a call to arms from his bunker under Downing Street. Chris, a young farm worker with large hands, rallies the village to fight the good fight -- including an alcoholic Vicar, the oldest man in the town, several idiots, a random Frenchman and Bobby Fiske, a swearing American who believes he's battling Russia. The world's future is in their tiny plastic hands. Innovative puppeteering animatronics from Scottish brothers Edward and Rory McHenry combine with the larger-than-life voices of Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall and Richard E. Grant.
Production: Entertainment Motion Pictures
  1 nomination.
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91 min

This is the BBC Home Service,

Here is the news at nine o'clock,

The unsuccessful evacuation

of our armed forces from Dunkirk

has resulted in over a quarter

of a million of our troops

stranded in occupied France,

The Ministry of Defence has announced

that, as of this moment, we should expect

a full German invasion of this country

over the forthcoming weeks,

Bandits bearing one, Zero, one.

Stay tight. We should

have a visual any minute.

Listen up, Johnny,

it's just you and me now.

Stick close and don't do anything foolish.

Roger, Red Leader. I'm right behind you.

Right. Let's see how many of these bastards

we can take with us.

There they are.

Bombers, three o'clock, low.

For King and country. Tally ho!

Johnny! I said stay on my wing!

But I've got one in my sight.

Don't be a bloody fool!

There's a Kraut with the hots for you.

You're a sitting duck, man!

He's got me, I'm hit!

Johnny! Get out of there!

Use your damn parachute!

I can't! My canopy's stuck!


You rotters! You stinking rotters!

All right, this is for Johnny

and all the others!

Ha! Take that, FritZy.

Damn, I'm hit!

I'm going down!

We're done for.

It's all over to you now,

the people of England.

Tell my wife I love her very much.

Chris. Come on, lad, tea break's over.

- Put them big hands to use.

- Coming, Tom.

Back to the village

for a pie and a pint, I reckon.

Right. Let's get this harvest home.


Come on, there, boy, come on.

Ah, another day

in God's glorious kingdom!

- Morning, Vicar.

- Good morning, Albert.

Lovely day for it.

Then I attacked the second bunker

and destroyed three more tanks

before holding off the German army


- only to find I was still stuck in France.

- What did you do?

I swam the 20-odd miles of Channel

back to Dover,

whereupon I was presented

with my second Victoria Cross.

Oh! Captain English, you're so brave!

Yes, I know.

And handsome.

I suppose I am, rather.

Now, tell me, Reverend,

how is that fine young daughter of yours?

She's well, thank you, Captain.

A minor hiccup at boarding school.

In need of a little direction now, I think.

- Have a look at my tulips.

- Daisy...

come and say hello to Captain English.


Jawohl, Herr Kapitn?

We are 50 miles from London.

Prepare to test weapons.

Jawohl, Herr Kapitn!

Ah, the harvest has come home.

Ah, a good turnout this year.

And look, there's lovely Daisy.

As charming and as sweet

as the first rose in spring.

Daisy? What's she doing

back from boarding school so early?

Yes, it is hard, juggling one's career

between saving England

and modelling Brylcreem and rugby shorts.



- Hello, Daisy.

- Chris!

- Ooh! Oh, my goodness.

- Oh, careful.

Here, let me get those for you.

Oh, sorry, they're a little bit crushed.

Oh, don't worry, Chris, it's all right.

So, you're a farmer now. I thought you

always wanted to join the army.

No, they said my hands are too big.

They said hands like this is more valuable

in a cornfield than in a battlefield.

Oh, you and your big hands.

Always got you into trouble,

like that time at Sunday school.

So, are you gonna be

around these parts for a while, then?

Oh, it looks that way.

Father wants me to become a FANY.

- You what?

- A FANY. First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.

We're all young FANY here.

Matron Rutty is our head FANY.

Girls, do your bit!

Join my FANY and see the world!

Daisy! Where the hell are you?

Oh, that's Father. I'd better be off.

Bye, Chris.

Oh, and it was nice seeing you again.

Bye, Daisy.

What were you doing talking to that boy?

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