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Mister Johnson (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  April 1991 (USA)
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In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mister Johnson
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Harry Rudbeck
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Sargy Gollup
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Celia Rudbeck
Denis Quilley ...
Bulteen
Nick Reding ...
Tring
Bella Enahoro ...
Bamu
Femi Fatoba ...
Waziri
Q ...
Benjamin
Hubert Ogunde ...
Brimah (as Chief Hubert Ogunde)
Sola Adeyemi ...
Ajali
Jerry Linus ...
Saleh
George Menta ...
Emil
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Aliu
Tunde Kelani ...
Jamesu
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In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been to England. He is always scheming, trying to get ahead, which lands him in a lot of hot water. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Africa 1923: A clash of cultures between British imperalists and a black man too smart for his own good.

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April 1991 (USA)  »

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Pan Johnson  »

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$1,464,242 (USA)
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Principal photography on this picture was filmed during January, February and March 1990. See more »

Quotes

Celia Rudbeck: Perhaps you could clean your teeth tonight having taken the pipe out of your mouth - that would be a change.
Harry Rudbeck: I'm sorry, Celia.
Celia Rudbeck: Sorry about what?
Harry Rudbeck: I'm sorry about all of this.
Celia Rudbeck: Are you? You don't do anything about it.
Harry Rudbeck: Do? Well, what can I do? I'm in bloody West Africa. In the bloody bush. This isn't Mayfair, you know!
Celia Rudbeck: You don't have to tell me that. What about that horrible peanut soup? Peanut soup! Any idiot can make vegetable soup - even in bloody West Africa.
Harry Rudbeck: Why don't you tell Jamesu what you ...
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Dedicated to Chief Hubert A. Ogunde (1915 - 1990) See more »

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Pasadena
written by Harry Warren
performed by The Savoy Havana Band
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Emotional drama
24 December 2001 | by (Turku,Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a good drama with a very touching ending.Pierce Brosnan does one of his best roles ever as friend of "Mr.Johnson",a Nigerian who sees himself as englishman.The way this film ends makes it big.

See this but take a few tissues if you are soft hearted. 7 out of 10


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