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Clockwise (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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)
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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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Clockwise - Recht so, Mr. Stimpson  »

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$1,476,356 (USA)
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Debut feature film as a full producer for Michael Codron. See more »

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(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 »

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Brian Stimpson: [ringing bell at the monastery] Oh come on please! Turn the bloody record player down for God's sake!
Brian Stimpson: [the window opens] Now, hello, would you have a tractor would you?
Monk: One moment.
[opens door]
Brian Stimpson: Now, er...
[looks around the place]
Brian Stimpson: Ooh dear, a monastery. I might have guessed!
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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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One of the most under-rated comedies of all time
17 February 2004 | by (Krugersdorp, South Africa) – See all my reviews

John Cleese was at his harried best in this little gem of a movie. Certainly one of the most under-rated films in this genre of all time. Intelligent, (maybe too clever and too British for the Americans at the time of release) extremely funny and a film one can watch over and over without it becoming stale. Cleese's timing is superb and as for his wife and daughter.. an absolute pleasure to observe!


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