An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference.

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Cast

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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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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If you've ever been late... you'll know what this film is all about!

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Clockwise - Recht so, Mr. Stimpson  »

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$1,476,356 (USA)
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The film's second billed actress Penny Leatherbarrow has no personal character name and has billing in the closing credits only as "Woman Teacher". See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 23 mins) By the end of the movie when Stimpson is delivering his speech and the left arm coat sleeve falls down we can see clearly that is John Cleese himself that pulls something with his right hand making the sleeve fall. See more »

Quotes

Brian Stimpson: [chasing the train] SPEECH! SPEECH!
Ticket Collector: [to a passenger nearby] Funny, innit, in the thirty years I've been in this job, nobody asked me to do a speech before!
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Referenced in Futurama: Overclockwise (2011) See more »

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He Who Would Valiant Be
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Written by John Bunyan, modified by Percy Dearmer
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To enjoy many times
12 April 2001 | by (Alkmaar, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A very funny film, in my opinion the best Cleese available. Cleese himself always ignores this film when talking about his cinema-work and the title is never mentioned when Cleese's films are named by the critics. It seems, for some vague reason, that there is nothing between Monty Python and 'A Fish called Wanda'. Rubbish, see this one. I also liked 'Fish' the first time around but got bored very soon by repeats. Not this one. Like 'Mr Hulot's Holiday' and 'Gregory's Girl' and film to watch many times. Script scores high in the family's 'citation index'. Nine-twenty Linda...


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