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Mindhorn lives in a flat in Walthamstow.
Mindhorn is the name of a (fictional) high-concept British cop show from the 80s, set on the rather rural Isle of Man. 25 years after its heyday, its down-on-his-luck lead actor is called in by the Isle of Man police because a deranged alleged murderer will only talk to Mindhorn! An amusing retro premise that fulfills its mandate reasonably well, with the pathetic lead properly deluded about his talent, or at least projecting it, and his hard man persona good for some chuckles as well (more Sledge Hammer than Life on Mars, let's say). As the film goes on, the actor's and the character's lives mesh and become one, until it's possible to actually evoke Mindhorn. It's fun, and not violent or gory the way other retro stuff like this tends to be. And good use of location. The plot won't astound anyone, but it shines in its more ridiculous and deadpan moments. Plus, good cameos and an original song. I was into it.
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