R | | Comedy, Drama
An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.
In a crucial mid-film scene Jack Parker (Lee Evans) appears at a small Blackpool nightclub as "Val Radio", performing a "dummy act". A Vaudeville term for an act where a comedian mimes in time to music or a recording. Jerry Lewis got his start performing a "dummy act" with phonograph records he played on stage.
Tell me, of this list, which do you think is the odd one out? House... school... dog... cinema... church.
Jack Parker: Dog.
Steve Campbell: Good!
Jack Parker: 'Cause a dog wouldn't go to the cinema, would it?
Steve Campbell: Which of *these* is the odd one out... Malice... jealousy... greed... envy... and....
When Tommy Fawkes gets the Parker brothers to sign the contract for their act, there is a continuity issue with the chair. The Parkers stand up and go to set up the scene to show Tommy Fawkes. From a high shot you see Tommy Fawkes stand up and turn his chair around. It then cuts to the front of Tommy. His chair is in its original position and he turns it around again to the position he did in the first high shot.
$26,946 26 March 1995