MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,152 this week

The Knowledge (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  1979 (UK)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 151 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

Four men attempt "The Knowledge" examination to qualify as London taxi drivers.

Director:

Writers:

, (original idea)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
 
a list of 299 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 51 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 16 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 100 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Knowledge" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Knowledge (TV Movie 1979)

The Knowledge (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Knowledge.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty.

Director: Joseph McGrath
Stars: John Cleese, Arthur Lowe, Ron Moody
S*P*Y*S (1974)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

In 1974, flanked by such filmic monuments to paranoia and corruption as Chinatown and The Parallax View, Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland tried to re-create the screwball nonchalance of ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Zouzou
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret
Betty Blue (1986)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. One day Betty ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again.

Director: Dario Piana
Stars: Mike Vogel, Jaime Murray, Christina Cole
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner
The Player (1992)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward
Knowledge (2014)
Short | Drama

Kyle is deep in the pursuit of knowledge. He isn't sure wheres he is heading. But then he receives some advice.

Director: Alon Hammer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mr. Burgess
Mick Ford ...
Chris Matthews
Kim Taylforth ...
Janet
...
Ted Margolies
...
Titanic
...
Gordon Weller
...
Brenda Weller
Lesley Joseph ...
Val
June Watson ...
Lilian
Philippa Howell ...
Miss Stavely
Gary Holton ...
Eddie Hairstyle
Natalie Ann King ...
Margaret Louise
Nigel Humphreys ...
Harry
Ivan Steward ...
Cliff
Tim Stern ...
Stan
Edit

Storyline

Follows a out of work Londoner looking for a job. Applies for the "Knowledge", which is learning all the streets and routes through Greater London. Takes about 2 years and when you are proficient, you are London Cabby Written by <rick@cougar.multiline.com.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1979 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mister Burgess' Tour  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Gordon Weller: Ignorance is bliss. My wife is completely blissful about the whole thing.
See more »

Soundtracks

The Knowledge
Lyrics by Jack Rosenthal
Sung by Mick Ford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the most memorable and enjoyable films I have ever seen.
1 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I must have seen this on the television when it was first broadcast some decades ago. I thought it was brilliant then, and as I remember so much of it now I may have been right. While I have lived in and around London I cannot call myself a Londoner and do not know it at all well - who does other than taxi drivers? Once the viewer understands the premise; that here is a group of men trying to learn the seemingly unlearn-able and rise to the status of demigods, then the rest is sheer joy. The characters are well contrasted, their family relationships are equally diverse, and so differently affected by the events of the film. Don't think this is a documentary - it is pure drama, and The Knowledge is one of the characters. I have never seen anything like this film, before or since. Watch it!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On tv at last garypudneyuk
hope this is good ferret76
Is there a cutting continuity or shooting script available? alcockell
location help PLS /London residents? FinesHerbes
Discuss The Knowledge (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?