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The Search for John Gissing (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 11 November 2001 (USA)
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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Mike Binder

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Mike Binder
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mike Binder ... Matthew Barnes
Tim Briggs Tim Briggs ... Hotel Clerk
Allan Corduner ... Francois Fuller
Janeane Garofalo ... Linda Barnes
Frank Harper ... Dexter
Caroline Holdaway Caroline Holdaway ... Gissing's Secretary
James Lance ... Donny the Janitor
Lee Oakes Lee Oakes ... Cousin Carl Gissing
Angela Pleasence ... Johanna Frielduct
Alan Rickman ... John Gissing
Juliet Stevenson ... Gwenyth Moore
Owen Teale ... Giles Hanagan
Nigel Terry ... Alan Jardeen
Sonya Walger ... Sister Mary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Reid 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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Comedy

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Busca por John Gissing See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Dolby

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Color
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[first lines]
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 rudegashSee 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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