Danny The Champion of The World (1989)
Movie: Danny The Champion of The World
- Release Date: July 18, 1989
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- Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer wants to buy. And when he won\’t take no for an answer, and sets government inspectors and social works onto Danny and his father, Danny and his father decide to get even with Hazell and his pheasant- shooting friends in a manner in keeping with their own family tradition.It evokes a golden age of pastoral 1950s England as Dahl does in his book. The chemistry here between real-life father and son Jeremy and Samuel Irons rings true, and Robbie Coltrane\’s performance creates a suitably vulgar, nasty and stupid Victor Hazell for the viewer to hate.