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The Mystery of Men (1999)

TV Movie | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Comedy

When their friend Donald unexpectedly drops down dead pub landlord Colin proposes that he and his older friends Oscar, Julian and Vernon take out life insurance policies, with the last one standing taking all the money. Both the pub and ...See moreWhen their friend Donald unexpectedly drops down dead pub landlord Colin proposes that he and his older friends Oscar, Julian and Vernon take out life insurance policies, with the last one standing taking all the money. Both the pub and Julian's advertising firm are on hard times whilst teacher Oscar, whose marriage has grown stale, has a sexual encounter with precocious pupil Louise. Wrongly believing that Vernon has a heart condition Julian's wife Susy decides to help him on his way with afternoon sex sessions and soon he has acquired a reputation, causing his wife Gaynor to leave him. With Julian bankrupt, Oscar on a life support after Vernon accidentally ran over him, Colin suffering from burns caused by a kitchen fire and a depressed Vernon about to hang himself it seem s unlikely that any of them will survive to claim the pot. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Nick Vivian (screenplay) | Guy Bellamy (novel)
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Updated Aug 30, 1999

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Aug 30, 1999 (United Kingdom)

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23 cast members
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Warren Clarke
Vernon Jones Vernon Jones   See fewer
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Neil Pearson
Julian Wyatt Julian Wyatt   See fewer
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Robert Daws
Oscar Mansfield Oscar Mansfield   See fewer
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Nick Berry
Colin Dunbar Colin Dunbar   See fewer
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Jody Watson
Louise Louise   See fewer
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Graham Turner
La Fontayne La Fontayne   See fewer
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Emily Morgan
Susy Wyatt Susy Wyatt   See fewer
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Sue Devaney
Gaynor Jones Gaynor Jones   See fewer
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Bobby Windebank
Adrian Mansfield Adrian Mansfield   See fewer
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Biddy Hodson
Fay Dunbar Fay Dunbar   See fewer
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Matt Wilkinson
Hendon - Bank Manager Hendon - Bank Manager   See fewer
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Mark Frost
Wayne Wayne   See fewer
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Geoffrey Beevers
Dr. Littleton Dr. Littleton   See fewer
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Max Wrottesley
Pub Teenager Pub Teenager   See fewer
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Simon Bright
Pub Teenager's Mate Pub Teenager's Mate   See fewer
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Nicholas Hutchison
Harris - Estate Agent (as Nick Hutchison) Harris - Estate Agent (as Nick Hutchison)   See fewer
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Stephen Churchett
Haines - Headmaster Haines - Headmaster   See fewer
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Chris McHallem
Detective Sgt. Hall Detective Sgt. Hall   See fewer
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Fred Evans
Elderly Man Elderly Man   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 98 votes