Directed by:

Dick Lester

Produced by:

Albert Silly

Written by:

The Rutles


The Rutles

Music by:

The Rutles

Production Company:

Wanker Artists

Distributed by:

Wanker Artists

Release Dates:

29 July 1965

Running Time:

96 Minutes


Ouch! is the Rutles' second film, directed by Dick Lester (which is very near Rutland) and released in 1965, which starred the four Rutles; Ron Nasty, Dirk McQuickly, Stig O'Hara, and Barry Wom. The soundtrack was released in an album, also entitled Ouch!

The film received no home video release for nearly 42 years until March 2007, when a remastered version was finally put out on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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Melvin Hall and Eric Manchester presenting the film on a UK program.


In the film "Ouch!" the Rutles find a magical applecart while on holiday in Switzerland. They must protect this cart from a pagan aboriginal tribe who attempt to use the applecart to sacrifice Barry to their god, a giant apple called "Sagwa". It is not long at all before a love quintdrilateral forms between Dirk, Nasy, Stig, Barry, and the tribe's princess who has too many names to fit in this text.



The film was positively recieved, but not to the extent of A Hard Day's Rut. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a score of 89%.

Home ReleaseEdit

Rumor has stipulated for years that Ouch! was recorded on a single VHS tape and that VHS tape was dropped into the ocean in a fit of rage.

For over 46 years, no plan for a home release was made, until 2012, when it was announced that the multiple reels the film had been shot on (VHS would not be popular for another 15 years) had been discovered in a docking bay in England, where the film was edited. The film was remastered with deleted scenes and released on DVD and Blue Ray, after many years of waiting, in March 2014.

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