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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

 -  Comedy  -  19 April 1973 (Hungary)
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Niss
Ronald Fraser ...
Tom Hutchinson
Vanessa Howard ...
Patricia Cartwright
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Ferret
James Cossins ...
Crodder
Roland Culver ...
Sir Eric Bentley
Dudley Foster ...
Federman
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Colonel Moffat
Richard Pearson ...
Wilting
Harold Pinter ...
Steven Hench
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Fairburn
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Interviewer
Michael Barrington ...
Major Scott
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Mr. Spimm
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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19 April 1973 (Hungary)  »

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Percy Edwards:  The film features a cameo from Edwards, on Hench's talk show. Edwards was once a minor celebrity in the UK for his ability to imitate various bird calls. After his programme finishes, and the lights go down, Steven Hench can be heard saying "I'd better go and look after Percy, he gets a bit broody." See more »

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Ferret: The survey shows that...
[realizing the survey asked the wrong question]
Ferret: ... it shows that 90% of English families do not eat boot polish for breakfast.
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Why is this film not available?
21 April 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Saw this wondrous film when it first came out in London. I was at college and loved it immediately. It appealed to me cause it confirmed many prejudices and worries about Brit politics: manipulation, polls, spin.

It was way ahead of its time. Both funny and serious. The fact that it has not been available suggests that some of its points are too close to the truth for the 'establishment.'

I would love to see the scene again when the capsule is hidden in the hankie. He is meant to smash it which will cause a tear. It doesn't quite go as intended.

A brilliant film.


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