In this so-so comedy spin-off from the Comic Strip Presents TV series set in the West Country, Dennis (Ade Edmondson) poses as a drug dealer to impress his girlfriend.
However, he finds that the pretence also fools the police, who pressure him into grassing on his nonexistent drugs ring.
There’s a decent supporting cast here with Crossroads star Ronald Allen as a slightly sinister police chief. Alexei Sayle is a motorcycle policeman and Robbie Coltrane is Det. Sgt. Troy.
Coltrane has the film’s best scene when he strides purposefully across a sea wall to the strains of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
There’s also strong support from Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Peter Richardson, who also co-wrote and directed, but this is small-screen stuff that doesn’t stand up to big-screen scrutiny.
Detective Sergeant Troy
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