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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

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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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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23 July 1971 (Ireland)  »

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A gátlástalanság lovagja  »

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The final film of Guy Middleton. See more »

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Willing: [At identity parade] I couldn't swear to it, but it might just possibly be the one in the green shirt.
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Great Movie-Political Spoof
30 June 1999 | by (Marlborough, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in a local film club and loved it. It is the story of a market research person (Peter Cook / Michael Rimmer) who comes from nowhere and proceeds to become Prime minister and in the end Dictator of the UK.

He even selects his bride by market research and pushes the existing PM from an Oil platform in order to take his job.

In the end he rules by survey until people get fed up and in a final survey decide to leave all the decisions to Rimmer.

A lot of the scenes were filmed at Brunel University (as was Clockwork Orange and numerous TV episodes ie Avengers, Sweeney due to its proximity (Uxbridge) to the studios.

If you get a chance see it, and tell me where to get a copy!!


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