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I may have hit on a film that's not at all well-known outside the UK.

Here's a final set of clues just in case they help:

The film is based on a BBC TV comedy series that was set in the fictional Slade Prison.

It has a one-word title which is also a foodstuff that's (British?) slang for doing time in prison.

One of the two lead actors was Kate Beckinsale's father.
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It sounds like the TV series that you are referring to is "Porridge". Not that I have ever seen it, but I have heard of it.
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Yes, that’s it.
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Is that also the name of the movie? I really never heard of that movie. It should be something really British...
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Yes, it’s also the name of the movie. Apparently in the US it was released with the title Doing Time - which suggests it did at least get a US release, even if it’s not well known.
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Okay then:

Suicide by banqueting.
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Okay then:

Suicide by banqueting.


La Grande Bouffe.
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Yes it is. Happy that some people know it
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Flyboy Connor wrote:
Yes it is. Happy that some people know it


Never saw it, but I know it made quite a splash when it came out.

And, one the posters of the film is a drawing by Reiser, a very famous cartoonist/caricaturist/creator of french bandes dessinées (BD's).
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Synopsis:

The movie starts with the story of a man giving his life so his sister could live. During the movie, a composer gets his music stolen not only once, but twice, by the same producer. In between, there is a prison break.

Eventually, the composer dons a new appearance and exacts revenge on the producer. Both are under contract, which expire at the movie's end. Various genres of popular music are presented all through the movie.

One of my favorite all-time movies. The musical score is excellent from A to Z. Both movie and CD are highly recommended.
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There's no way this isn't Phantom of the Paradise.
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Birmy wrote:
There's no way this isn't Phantom of the Paradise.


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"We can't believe the sacrifice you made ... for love!"



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Correct!
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Synopsis:
A stress out and jealous air traffic controller gets nuclear waste dumped on himself which gives him the power of telekinesis. He uses his new powers to win back his girlfriend who dumped him.
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Correct!
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Four teenaged adventurers go on a quest to save a far-away land and along the way learn that their lives are the ones that they are actually trying to save.
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Good guess! I guess I'll have to give another hint for that one.

The four teenagers were not siblings. They also picked up a fifth teenager along the way, though he wasn't what he appeared to be.
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Clue me, baby, one more time.

EDIT: In retrospect, I should have said, "Hint me, baby, one more time."
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I'm going out a limb here, Help? (the Beatles movie)
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Sorry... I forgot that I had you guys hanging. Nope, not Help, but I'll give three more hints as that's how many I should have given in that time.

It started out as an even two girls and two boys. They picked up another boy along the way.

It was an out-of-body experience.

A form of paradoxical time-shenanigans was going on.
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