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The Search for John Gissing (2001)

 -  Comedy  -  11 November 2001 (USA)
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Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger. He's to replace John Gissing; Gissing's gotten ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Matthew Barnes
Tim Briggs ...
Hotel Clerk
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Francois Fuller
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Linda Barnes
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Dexter
Caroline Holdaway ...
Gissing's Secretary
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Donny the Janitor
Lee Oakes ...
Cousin Carl Gissing
Angela Pleasence ...
Johanna Frielduct
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John Gissing
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Gwenyth Moore
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Giles Hanagan
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Alan Jardeen
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Sister Mary
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David Reid ...
Man Who Wants to be a Woman (as Dave Reid)
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Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger. He's to replace John Gissing; Gissing's gotten wind of it, and he makes sure that Matthew and his wife Linda, who has dutifully but reluctantly come to England, have a miserable first few days there. By the time Matthew figures out what's happening and declares a counter offensive, it may be too late to save himself from a transfer to Detroit. With Gissing still holding lots of cards and Linda more unhappy by the moment, Matthew must reevaluate. All out war? A partnership with Gissing? Some third way? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Matthew Barnes: The fact that we weren't met at Heathrow was frustrating, I can't deny that. But when you work for one of these international conglomerates like I do you kind of expect that every now and then there'll be a paper jam that takes your life along with it.
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Tough movie to watch all the way through...
27 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised by the glowing reviews. As someone with no ties to or preferences for the actors or writers, my wife and I were very disappointed in this movie. Good thing we only paid $1 in the DVDPlay box. The comedy was very lacking and the action was all mostly annoying and tough to stomach. Can't say we laughed at all except when I forced her to keep watching until the end. The film just doesn't suck you in at all. I feel like Rickman was really wasted. His demeanor could allow for a deeper character. Binder's relationship with his wife wasn't very consistent and was quite weird and unbelievable. The plot was extremely predictable and didn't allow for the viewer to get into the story. I held on until the end just to see if what I knew was going to happen. It did.

Sorry for being the big downer here, just a quick word to keep some from being disappointed!


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