7.7/10
174
7 user 1 critic

The Knowledge (1979)

| Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 1979
Four men attempt "The Knowledge" examination to qualify as London taxi drivers.

Director:

Writers:

, (original idea)
Reviews

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mr. Burgess
...
Chris Matthews
Kim Taylforth ...
Janet
...
Ted Margolies
...
Titanic
...
Gordon Weller
...
Brenda Weller
Lesley Joseph ...
Val
...
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?

Trivia

The first production by Euston Films to make use of Steadicam. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Burgess: If you're a genius it might take you a year. On the other hand it might take you two, or even or ten. And if it looks like it's going to take you longer than that I should chuck it in and take up ballet dancing instead.
See more »


Soundtracks

The Knowledge
Music by Jeff Wayne
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!


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?