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Clockwise (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  10 October 1986 (USA)
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An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Penny Leatherbarrow ...
Woman Teacher
Howard Lloyd-Lewis ...
Ted
Jonathan Bowater ...
Clint
Stephen Moore ...
Mr. Jolly
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Gwenda Stimpson
Mark Bunting ...
Studious Boy
Robert Wilkinson ...
Streaker
John Bardon ...
Ticket Collector
Mark Burdis ...
Glen Scully
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Mandy Kostakis (as Nadia Carina)
Dickie Arnold ...
Man at Station
Angus MacKay ...
First Class Passenger (as Angus Mackay)
Peter Needham ...
Porter
Peter Lorenzelli ...
Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Brian Stimpson is the headmaster of a comprehensive (high) school in England. He sets himself, his staff and pupils very high standards. On the way to a conference at which he is to talk, all manner of disasters strike. Written by Rob Hartill

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clockwise - Recht so, Mr. Stimpson  »

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$1,476,356 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Playing a school headmaster in this movie, actor John Cleese also portrayed a school-teacher in the later film Spud (2010) as well as in the school sex education segment in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). See more »

Goofs

The headrests in Gwenda's car disappear then reappear between shots as she is leaving the railway station. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Stimpston is looking for a tractor]
Ivan with the Tractor: Hey, guess what I'm sitting on!
Brian Stimpson: A bomb, I hope!
[walks away]
Ivan with the Tractor: Alright then. You go that way and I'll go this way, and I'll bet you this jam tart... that I'll find a tractor first.
[drives away on tractor]
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Soundtracks

This Is My Lovely Day
by A.P. Herbert (as Herbert) & Vivian Ellis (as Ellis)
Sung by Ann Way (uncredited)
Chappell Music Ltd
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one of the best comedies ever
29 September 1999 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I think "Clockwise" has been underrated. This movie is certainly not less funny than the much more famous "Fish called Wanda". John Cleese plays an outstanding role as the extremely time conscious headmaster. Very good are also Alison Steadman, as the headmaster's wife, and Sharon Maiden as Laura, his travel companion.


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