Follows the literal and associated life journey of middle class Brit, Mick Travis, representing the "everyman", as he tries to make his mark in his so far young life. He is able to make great strides in his traditional view of success by being what those in authority want him to be. As such, he achieves in a few weeks what it usually take years for others, namely having his own sales territory - the northeast and ultimately Scotland - for Imperial Coffee. He is also able to garner a plethora of fringe benefits from this job, including women throwing themselves at his feet. But he will ultimately face a struggle in class and authority warfare, which culminates with his encounter with the Burgess family - wealthy Industrialist Sir James Burgess and his daughter Patricia, who Mick wants to marry - the former who is contemplating investing in the shady dealings in Zingara. Mick will also find that the class struggle not only applies in his case in an upward direction, but also in a ... Written by
Smile while you're makin' it. Laugh while you're takin' it. Even though you're fakin' it. Nobody's gonna know...
Did You Know?
had previously attempted to make a documentary about musician Alan Price
and his band touring around England. However, the project had had to be abandoned due to the prohibitive cost of licensing the cover songs that the band performed. So, when Anderson and writer David Sherwin
were developing the screenplay to "O Lucky Man", they decided that Price should write the score. They sent him the script, indicating where all the songs should appear. Consequently, nearly all the songs had already been written in advance of filming. See more
A sign says 200 miles to London where Travis is picked up. He has reached there by walking for a while from the military establishment where the explosion took place. The distance even from London to the border of Scotland is 398 Miles. See more
Michael Arnold Travis
Revolution is the opium of the intellectuals.
Referenced in Seinfeld: The Bris
Written by Alan Price See more