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

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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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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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1.66 : 1
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Showbusiness trade-paper Variety states that this film was "Christopher Morahan's . . . first [theatrical] feature [film] since the late 1960s", Morahan's last having being 1969's All Neat in Black Stockings (1969) around seventeen years earlier. In between, Morahan worked in television. See more »

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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 »

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Brian Stimpson: [repeated line; last lines] LEFT, no RIGHT, no LEFT...
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Referenced in Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (2008) 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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