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David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.

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Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais
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Music video for the song "Life on the Road", released to promote the film of the same name.

Director: Ricky Gervais
Stars: Ricky Gervais
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... David Brent
Rob Jarvis ... Client
Abbie Murphy ... Serena Wilson
Mandeep Dhillon ... Karen Parashar
Jo Hartley ... Pauline Gray
Andrew Brooke ... Jerry 'Jezza' Collins
Miles Chapman ... Andy Chapman
Tom Bennett ... Nigel Martin
Rebecca Gethings ... Miriam Clark
Kim Benson Kim Benson ... Office Worker
Alfie Stewart ... Office Worker
Doc Brown Doc Brown ... Dom Johnson (as Ben Bailey Smith)
Tom Basden ... Dan Harvey
Andy Burrows Andy Burrows ... Foregone Conclusion: Drums
Stuart Wilkinson Stuart Wilkinson ... Foregone Conclusion: Guitar
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Storyline

About 13 years on from his appearance in the documentary series The Office, a documentary film crew is once again following the life of David Brent. He is now working as a rep for cleaning goods distributor but still harbours dreams of making it big in the music business. Acting on this, he takes three weeks off work and tours with a new-look version of Foregone Conclusion, the band he was in in the 90s (he's the only remaining original member, for various reasons...). Written by grantss

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The boss is back

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Comedy | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

David Brent: a Vida na Estrada See more »

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Trivia

There are many David Bowie references in this Film. From Brent's dress wear onstage which resemble Bowies White shirt and black waistcoat to the riffs and lyrics in his songs. Words like Spaceman and Stardust appear all over the film and in the closing song. Gervais is a big Bowie fan. It is ironic that David Bowie passed away just before this film began production. Bowie starred in an episode of Extras with Gervais where he sang a song referring to Gervais being overweight in a parody: 'Fatman'. See more »

Goofs

When David Brent is doing his Chinese impersonation, his 2 female colleagues are seen watching disapprovingly in the background. However, a matter of seconds later, one of those women is emerging from the office of Miriam, having evidently had a conversation with her, with no time to get there and have a conversation so quickly. See more »

Quotes

David Brent: On the road is where I really come alive.
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Connections

References Brent & Johnson: Equality Street (2013) See more »

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Equality Street
Written by Ricky Gervais [Rap by Doc Brown (as Ben Bailey Smith)]
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Very nice
8 April 2017 | by dzpackSee all my reviews

I liked this comedy and i find it sad that many people are bashing it. It has many funny moments throughout and it is also giving a message at the same time. Probably those who didn't like it were comparing it to the Office and there are similarities of course but this is different it is a movie and it is a romantic comedy actually. I do recommend it especially for people who like Ricky and his style it's all there all what you need to get the best of him. Even the songs are nice and catchy.


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