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In one scene Sir Mortimer Chris, the bellicose and increasingly deranged British Prime Minister played by Peter Cook, says in a broadcast to the nation, "There is no alternative". This was a slogan often used by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; one trailer pointedly ends with Cook saying this into the camera.
Sir Mortimer Chris:
You think that nuclear war is unthinkable, because once it starts, no-one can win. Well, you're wrong!
The cast list contains the following characters - Man who takes a long time to walk to the phone, Different man who takes a long time to walk to a different phone, Spunky Spaniel (as himself), Mr Sweetzer (now booking for barmitzvahs and summit meetings), Cute little girl who gets socked in the face ha ha, Alexei Sayle in a Hawaiian shirt, Man on cliff/Man off cliff, Maxton S.Pluck (whistling condoms welcomed), Cabinet minister who should have kept his mouth shut, Donald (vol au vents), Douglas (cucumber sandwiches), Dominic (petits fours) and Damien (getting his leg sawn off).
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