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
The car driven cross-country trip to the Headmasters' Conference was a blue 1970 Morris 1100 MkII [ADO16]. It is basically the same car used in Fawlty Towers (1975), with a different paint job. Both cars are BMC 1100s, but the version in Fawlty Towers (1975) was a 'Countryman', a small estate wagon (station wagon). The car in Clockwise (1986) is a saloon (sedan). See more »
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 »
[ringing bell at the monastery]
Oh come on please! Turn the bloody record player down for God's sake!
[the window opens]
Now, hello, would you have a tractor would you?
[looks around the place]
Ooh dear, a monastery. I might have guessed!
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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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