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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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22 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I am writing about a film, The search for john gissing which i saw not so long ago. I went on my own, as a lover of Alan Rickman, my friends do not see the attraction to this mans work like I. I sat, and enjoyed with laughter. The direction of the film was unique, giving a comical view to everything, gittered movements, and camera angles added amusement. The performance of all of the actors were supurb, from extras to the main cast its self. A totally enjotable film!


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