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Clockwise (1986)

 -  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

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

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

The make and model of the car taken on the cross-country trip to get to the Headmasters' Conference was a blue 1970 Morris 1100 MkII [ADO16]. It is basically the same car that was used in John Cleese TV series Fawlty Towers (1975), only with a different paint job. Both cars are BMC 1100s, but the version in Fawlty Towers (1975) was a 'Countryman' - a small estate car (US: station wagon). The car in Clockwise (1986) is a saloon (US: sedan). See more »

Goofs

When Brian Stimpson and Laura stop the Porsche the driver states that the car was new and had only "12 miles on the clock" After Laura steals the Porsche we see a close up of the tachometer the clock clearly reads that the car has 754 miles "on the clock". 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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Featured in Clockwatching with Mr. Cleese (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is My Lovely Day
by Vivian Ellis & A.P. Herbert (as Herbert & Ellis)
Sung by Ann Way (uncredited)
Chappell Music Ltd
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16 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A scrupulously punctual headmaster in an English comprehensive school sets off for the Headmaster's Conference to deliver a keynote speech. One little slip sees him boarding the wrong train, which leads to a chain of consequences conspiring to keep him from his goal. This is one of the finest farces I've ever seen brought to the screen, written naturally enough by theatre farce-meister Michael Frayn. The frenetic energy of John Cleese in his prime really lifts this above the norm, as he hitches a ride with a student, bumps into and kidnaps an ex-girlfriend and winds up naked in a monastery. The climactic scenes at the HMC amount to perhaps the finest pay-off seen in farce. This is, indeed, a historic moment.


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