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[Stanley is sitting on his fork-lift truck]
Come on, Squire. What's the trouble?
Damn thing won't go.
Oh you've done it now. You forgot to plug in, didn't you?
I saw that last night. And when Charlie saw it, he said "There's a bloke who's going to have a flat battery in the morning."
Well if he saw the plug was out, why the devil didn't he put it in?
Demarcartion, Stan. Not his job. He mustn't go doing work that belongs to other people, must he?
I thought we workers were all solid ...
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »
Superior example of British comedy film making amongst a sea of duds. British film-makers never got it more right than here. Tremendous story and script plus wonderful performances from a whole host of character actors, especially Peter Sellers and Terry-Thomas.
Very funny satire on British industrial relations.
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