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Writer:
Michael Frayn (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 October 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If you've ever been late... you'll know what this film is all about!
Plot:
An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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Impeccably executed British Comedy classic. Timeless. See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Cleese ... Brian Stimpson
Penny Leatherbarrow ... Woman Teacher
Howard Lloyd-Lewis ... Ted
Jonathan Bowater ... Clint
Stephen Moore ... Mr. Jolly

Alison Steadman ... Gwenda Stimpson
Mark Bunting ... Studious Boy
Robert Wilkinson ... Streaker
John Bardon ... Ticket Collector
Mark Burdis ... Glen Scully

Nadia Sawalha ... 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
Chip Sweeney ... Paul Stimpson
Sharon Maiden ... Laura Wisely
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Trellis
Constance Chapman ... Mrs. Wheel
Ann Way ... Mrs. Way
Ann-Marie Gwatkin ... Petrol Station Cashier
Mohammed Ashiq ... Manager
Pat Keen ... Mrs. Wisely
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Mr. Wisely
Geoffrey Greenhill ... Policeman with Mrs Wheel
Richard Ridings ... Policeman at Crash
Geoffrey Davion ... Policeman at Crash
Charles Bartholomew ... Man in Telephone Box
Sheila Keith ... Pat's Mother

Penelope Wilton ... Pat
Christian Regan ... Pat's Son
Alan Parnaby ... Policeman at Telephone Box

Tony Haygarth ... Ivan with the Tractor
Michael Aldridge ... Prior
Ronald Sowton ... Monk
Alan Granton ... Monk
Susan Field ... Woman in Lane
Leslie Schofield ... Policeman Arresting Pat (as Leslie Scofield)
Mike Glynn ... Policeman with Black Eye

Benjamin Whitrow ... Headmaster

Geoffrey Palmer ... Headmaster
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Headmaster (as Nicholas le Prevost)
Peter Cellier ... Headmaster
David Conville ... Headmaster

Patrick Godfrey ... Headmaster
Rupert Massey ... Headmaster
John Rowe ... Headmaster
Philip Voss ... Headmaster
Jeffry Wickham ... Headmaster
Nick Stringer ... Det. Sgt. Rice
Graeme Green ... Detective Constable
Sidney Livingstone ... Porsche Driver
Michael Percival ... Man in Wood
Peter Jonfield ... Det. Insp. Laundryman
Brian Portsmouth ... Detective Constable

Directed by
Christopher Morahan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Frayn  original screenplay

Produced by
Michael Codron .... producer
Nat Cohen .... executive producer
Gregory Dark .... associate producer
Verity Lambert .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
John Coquillon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boyle 
 
Casting by
Priscilla John 
 
Production Design by
Roger Murray-Leach 
 
Art Direction by
Diana Charnley 
 
Costume Design by
Judy Moorcroft 
 
Makeup Department
Kezia De Winne .... chief makeup artist (as Kezia de Winne)
Michael Morris .... chief makeup artist
Stephen Rose .... chief hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Coddington .... third assistant director
Tony Hopkins .... first assistant director
Crispin Reece .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Brian P. Harris .... supervising props (as Brian Harris)
Les London .... supervising props
Bill McMinimee .... construction manager
Lucy Morahan .... art department runner
Michael G. Ploog .... storyboard artist (as Mike Ploog)
Brian Read .... production buyer
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pat Gilbert .... assistant footsteps editor
Ray Merrin .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Munro .... sound recordist
Rocky Phelan .... footsteps editor
Bill Rowe .... sound re-recording mixer
David Sharpe .... assistant dubbing editor
Don Sharpe .... dubbing editor
John Stevenson .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Breeze .... focus puller
Douglas Dawson .... still photographer
Wick Finch .... gaffer
Gary Hutchings .... grip
Dickie Lee .... grip
George Parrish .... best boy
Gary Spratling .... clapper loader
Alan Taylor .... electrician
Malcolm Vinson .... camera operator
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Hore .... wardrobe assistant
Keith Morton .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Keith Mason .... second assistant editor
Kant Pan .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Keith Grant .... music recording engineer
 
Other crew
Julie Baines .... production coordinator
John Bernard .... location manager
Vicky Burton .... production runner
Jeremy Child .... cutting room runner
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Graham Easton .... production executive
Cherry Fiddaman .... cashier (as Cherry Taylor)
Pauline Granby .... assistant accountant
Bob Mercer .... production associate
Catherine O'Brien .... publicist
Terry Pearce .... location manager
Krystyna Plater .... secretary to producers
Iona Price .... secretary to producers
Arthur Tarry .... production accountant
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
For this movie, actor-comedian John Cleese won the "Peter Sellers Award for Comedy" at the Evening Standard British Film Awards in 1987.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:[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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This Is My Lovely DaySee more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Impeccably executed British Comedy classic. Timeless., 3 April 2002
Author: Ben Nunn (bennunn@depro.co.uk) from London, England

There are a great many films which are painful in their bland mainstreaminess.

And a very few which manage to pull it off, and remain funny to virtually everyone, over a period of several years.

This John Cleese vehicle from the mid 1980s manages to fit into the latter category - it is simply such a very well crafted traditional comedy, that it is impossible not to be touched.

Here we see Cleese very much in Basil Fawlty mode, as an aspiring head-teacher for whom things just don't run smooth when it really matters.

The other classic elements of British Farce are there - major misunderstandings, people getting undresses, well-intentioned old ladies who say the wrong things at the wrong times, and of course Geoffrey Palmer as a straight man.

And just a touch of poignant surrealism in the way the final minute leading into the credits is played out, to offset the traditional production values.

It's straightforward, and unchallenging, and probably the best film about lateness ever made. High praise indeed, for something so mainstream.

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