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Les Patterson Saves The World

1h 31m Comedy, Australia, Australian 1987

Les Patterson, a drunken, chain smoking slob has received a promotion to Australia's ambassador to the United Nations.

The one-time Australian Minster for the Yarts, Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KBE (Barry Humphries), is a lecherous, drunken, chain-smoking slob and vaunted cultural attache. Now, Sir Les has received a promotion, as Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations, and is sent to an oil-rich Gulf state to try and make peace after a UN blunder. Embracing his diplomatic duties with devil-may-care aplomb, Les escapes a firing squad before discovering a diabolical plan to hold the world to biological ransom. Meanwhile, undercover CIA agent, Dame Edna Everage, arrives on a “Possums For Peace’ tour and sets out with the Aussie ambassador extraordinaire to save the world.

Co-starring Graham Kennedy, Pamela Stephenson and Joan Rivers, this patriotic Aussie comedy classic includes an exclusive interview with star, Barry Humphries.


George Miller