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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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Michael Rimmer
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Peter Niss
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Tom Hutchinson
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Patricia Cartwright
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Ferret
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Crodder
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Sir Eric Bentley
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Wilting
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Steven Hench
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Fairburn
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Major Scott
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Mr. Spimm
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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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This was the last film distributed through the Warner Brothers subsidiary known as Seven Arts. See more »

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Patricia Cartwright: I've got the Olympic Heats tomorrow.
Michael Rimmer: I've got the Olympic Heats tonight.
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Why is this film not available?
21 April 2005 | by (Japan) – 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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