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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Beach ... Receptionist
Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Buffery
... Michael Rimmer
... Ferret
Dudley Foster ... Federman
... Pumer
... Crodder
... Tanya
... Fromage
William Job ... Waring
... Mrs. Ferret
... Fairburn
... Girl in commercial (as Marilyn Rickard)
Diana Coupland ... Mrs. Spimm
Rosalie Westwater ... Tart
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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23 July 1971 (Ireland)  »

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A gátlástalanság lovagja  »

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Sir Eric Bentley is inspired by the late British Conservative politician Enoch Powell, who made the famous "Rivers of Blood" speech about immigration to the UK. Bentley repeats a piece of gossip about an old lady from an embarrassingly unreliable source - much as Powell had. Bentley mentions Powell by name at the end of the speech. See more »

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Why is this film not available?
21 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Saw this wondrous film when it first came out in London. I was at college and loved it immediately. It appealed to me cause it confirmed many prejudices and worries about Brit politics: manipulation, polls, spin.

It was way ahead of its time. Both funny and serious. The fact that it has not been available suggests that some of its points are too close to the truth for the 'establishment.'

I would love to see the scene again when the capsule is hidden in the hankie. He is meant to smash it which will cause a tear. It doesn't quite go as intended.

A brilliant film.


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