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The Knowledge (1979)

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

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Mr. Burgess
Mick Ford ...
Chris Matthews
Kim Taylforth ...
Janet
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Ted Margolies
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Titanic
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Gordon Weller
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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
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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>

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Gordon Weller: Ignorance is bliss. My wife is completely blissful about the whole thing.
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The Knowledge
Lyrics by Jack Rosenthal
Sung by Mick Ford
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It's Delightful!
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw "The Knowledge" during a Thames Television marathon on one of the local independent stations in Los Angeles back when it was new. I enjoyed it very much along with danger UXB.

That a movie I saw once over twenty year ago should stick so well in my memory is a testament to it's originality and the quality of the performances by the cast.

I looked for a DVD copy here in the U.S.A. And found none. I finally gambled and bought a UK DVD off Ebay and was delighted to find that it has no Region Code. So those of us that would like to see this little gem can get a copy.


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