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Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004)

Follows the sexual antics of a group of potato delivery men in Birmingham.

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Andy Humphries

Writer:

Andy Humphries
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Vegas ... Dave
Mackenzie Crook ... Ferris
Carol Harvey Carol Harvey ... Chip Shop Woman
Helen Latham Helen Latham ... Chip Shop Girl
Dominic Coleman ... Tolly
Mark Gatiss ... Jeremy
Kate Robbins ... Joan
Nicholas Tennant Nicholas Tennant ... Phil (as Nicolas Tennant)
Angela Simpson Angela Simpson ... Vicky
Lucy Davis ... Ruth
Ceris Jones Ceris Jones ... Poppy's Brother
Joy Aldridge Joy Aldridge ... Massage Shop Woman
Laurence Inman Laurence Inman ... Porn Shop Bloke
Alfie Hunter Alfie Hunter ... Matthew
Craig May Craig May ... Ruth's Boyfriend
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Storyline

Mackenzie Crook and Johnny Vegas star as the bird-chasing, self-proclaimed "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" of Birmingham in this £3 million brit-com about two lowlifes with active fantasy sex lives who deliver potatoes to various restaurants and grocers. Written by James Mackenzie

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The search for the lowest form of life on the planet is over.

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Сексуальная жизнь картофельных парней See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,249,135
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Devotion Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene when Johnny Vegas is driving the van and taunting the driving instructor, in actual fact Johnny Vegas did not hold a full UK licence at the time. See more »

Quotes

Poppy: What are you after?
Dave: Nothing. I thought we could go for a walk. I haven't really had time to talk to you that much.
Poppy: So that's your game, is it? Talking.
Poppy: I thought it'd be nice, just me and you. Have a nice conversation. Go for a quick walk around the park.
Poppy: Dave, I hardly know you. I'm not just going to go walking around the park with you.
Poppy: Alright then, forget it.
Poppy: I'm having a few people around next week for group sex if you're interested.
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Connections

Referenced in Projector: Keith Lemon: The Film (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Orgasm Addict
Written by Pete Shelley (as Shelley) and Howard Devoto (as Devoto)
Performed by Buzzcocks
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Completely disgustingly alright actually
24 June 2004 | by nellakramSee all my reviews

Oh my, such pretension, such pontificating, such bollox forwarded by other IMDb users. This film "does exactly what it says on the tin" (sorry American readers). It's called SEX LIFE OF THE POTATO MEN - did you expect English PATIENT perchance ??

Admittedly - I, like another member thought it would be akin to "Bottom" (sorry American readers) but after 5 minutes had that notion blown out of the water.My word, it certainly was crude - but who cares - give me crude anytime ahead of American graphic slaughter.

I thought is beautifully disgusting, wonderfully crass, amazingly childish and above all exactly what I expected !!

Now how's that for pretension


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