John Cleese
Director: Christopher Morahan Cast: John Cleese
John Cleese
, Alison Steadman
Alison Steadman
, Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilton
Christopher Morahan

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John Cleese's knack for mining hilarity from the growing frustration of a dignified gentleman is fully exploited in the British comedy Clockwise. Cleese portrays Brian Stimpson, a perfectionist English headmaster who has been selected to make an important presentation before a group of his peers. When Stimpson sets out upon his journey, however, he finds himself facing a seemingly never-ending series of delays and inconveniences, which range from missing a train to becoming a fugitive from the police. The film goes no deeper than its farcical surface, but is nevertheless consistently entertaining, thanks to former Monty Python member Cleese's precisely tuned transitions from composure to complete collapse.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2020
UPC: 0738329250133
Original Release: 1986
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 42,621

Special Features

Audio commentary by entertainment journalist and author Bryan Reesman; Clockwatching with John Cleese; Scoring Clockwise with composer George Fenton; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cleese Brian Stimpson
Alison Steadman Swenda Stimpson
Penelope Wilton Pat Garden
Stephen Moore Mr. Jolly
Joan Hickson Mrs. Trellis
Sharon Maiden Laura
Michael Glynn Policeman with Black Eye
Geoffrey Greenhill Policeman with Mrs. Wheel
Howard Lewis Ted
Paul Stimpson Sweeney Chip Actor
Jeffry Wickham Actor
Penny Leatherbarrow Woman Teacher
Jonathan Bowater Clint
Mark Bunting Studious Boy
Robert Wilkinson Streaker
John Bardon Ticket Collector
Mark Burdis Glen Scully
Nadia Carina Mandy Kostakis
Dickie Arnold Man at Station
Angus MacKay First Class Passenger
Peter Needham Porter
Peter Lorenzelli Taxi Driver
Constance Chapman Mrs. Wheel
Ann Way Mrs. Way
Ann-Marie Gwatkin Petrol-Station Cashier
Mohammed Ashiq Manager of Petrol Station
Pat Keen Mrs. Wisely
Geoffrey Hutchings Mr. Wisely
Richard Ridings Policeman at Crash
Geoffrey Davion Policeman at Crash
Charles Bartholomew Man in Telephone Box
Sheila Keith Mrs. Garden
Christian Regan Pat's Son
Alan Parnaby Policeman at Telephone Box
Anthony Haygarth Man with the Tractor
Michael Aldridge Prior
Ronald Sowton Monk
Alan Granton Monk
Susan Field Woman at Low church Appearance
Leslie Schofield Policeman Arresting Pat
Geoffrey Palmer Headmaster
Benjamin Whitrow Headmaster
Nicholas LePrevost Headmaster
Peter Cellier Headmaster
David Conville Headmaster
Patrick Godfrey Headmaster
Rupert Massey Headmaster
John Rowe Headmaster
Philip Voss Headmaster
Nick Stringer Detective Sergeant Rice
Michael Percival Man in Wood
Peter Jonfield Detective Inspector Laundryman
Sydney Livingstone Porsche Driver

Technical Credits
Christopher Morahan Director
Peter Boyle Editor
Diana Charnley Art Director
Michael Codron Producer
Nat Cohen Producer
John Coquillon Cinematographer
Kezia de Winne Makeup
George Fenton Score Composer
Michael Frayn Screenwriter
Verity Lambert Producer
Judy Moorcraft Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Morris Makeup
Roger Murray-Leach Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Clockwise
1. Chapter 1 [10:11]
2. Chapter 2 [8:01]
3. Chapter 3 [10:32]
4. Chapter 4 [15:50]
5. Chapter 5 [12:56]
6. Chapter 6 [9:46]
7. Chapter 7 [13:08]
8. Chapter 8 [15:49]

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