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The Crimson Permanent Assurance ()


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A group of down-and-out accountants mutiny against their bosses and sail their office building onto the high seas in search of a pirate's life.

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Sydney Arnold ...
Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
Guy Bertrand
Ross Davidson ...
Very Big Corporation of America Executive
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Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
Tim Douglas
Eric Francis ...
Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
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Very Big Corporation of America Yuppie
Billy John
Peter Mantle
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Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
Peter Merrill
Cameron Miller
Gareth Milne ...
Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
Paddy Ryan
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Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
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Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
Eric Stovell
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Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate
Jack Armstrong
Robert Carrick
Douglas Cooper
George Daly
Chick Fowles
Terry Grant
Robin Hewlett
Tommy Isley
Anthony Lang ...
Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirate (as Tony Lang)
John Murphy
Terry Rendell
Ronald Shilling
Albert Welch
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Workman
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Chairman (uncredited)
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Window Cleaner (uncredited)
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Gunther (uncredited)
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Window Cleaner / Bert (uncredited)
Gerald Paris ...
Passerby (uncredited)

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Terry Gilliam

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Terry Gilliam ... (written by)

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John Du Prez

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Roger Pratt

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John Beard

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Elaine Carew ... makeup artist
Sallie Evans ... hairdresser
Maureen Stephenson ... hairdresser

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Jonathan Benson ... first assistant director
Matthew Binns ... second assistant director
Derek Harrington ... third assistant director
Paul Taylor ... third assistant director
Gary White ... first assistant director
Bob Wright ... second assistant director (as Bobby Wright)

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Grahame Ménage ... scenic artist (uncredited)

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Debbie Kaplan ... sound

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Michael Beard ... model maker
Peter Pullen ... model maker

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John Clark ... electrician
Clive Coote ... still photographer
Mark Cridlin ... clapper loader
Tony Cridlin ... grip
John Ignatius ... focus puller
Sue Knight ... clapper loader
Reg Parsons ... best boy
Roy Rodhouse ... gaffer
Malcolm Smith ... grip
Toby Tyler ... electrician
George White ... electrician (as Geo. J. White)

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Joyce Stoneman ... wardrobe

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Patricia Carr ... production assistant
William Hobbs ... fight arranger
Maggie Jones ... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

In the bleak days of 1983, the Crimson Permanent Assurance, an accountancy staffed by elderly workers much like a slave ship, has been taken over by efficiency-minded corporate types. When they sack an employee, there's an uprising, and the building is unleashed from its moorings to sail across the (dry) ocean and take on the financial centers of the world, starting with an all-out attack on the large skyscraper housing The Very Big Corporation of America, complete with filing-cabinet cannons, ceiling-fan broadswords, and paper-spindle short-swords. Written by Jon Reeves

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Also Known As
  • A Seguradora Permanente Crimson (Portugal)
  • Страховая компания 'Кримсон Перманент' (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 16 min
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Trivia Released as a secondary feature to support Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Meaning of Life (1983). See more »
Soundtracks Accountancy Shanty See more »

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