Clockwise (1986)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

96 min.
Plot  Brian Stimpson (Cleese), headmaster of Thomas Tompion Comprehensive School, has been elected to chair the annual Headmasters' Conference. Habitually disorganised as a young man, Stimpson is now fastidiously organized and punctual, and his school runs "like clockwork". He is the first headmaster of a comprehensive school to chair a Headmaster's Conference, that honour usually being reserved for heads of the more prestigious private schools.

Despite meticulous rehearsal of his speech and preparations for the journey to the conference, his ordered world unwinds as a series of misfortunes befalls him en route. His troubles begin as he inadvertently misses his train and loses the text of his speech. As he cannot find any other transportation, he commandeers the car of one of his pupils, Laura Wisely (Maiden), to make the rest of the journey. As further unfortunate events unfold, Stimpson and Wisely severely damage and ultimately lose the car. Now desperate to reach the conference o...



John Cleese
Brian Stimpson
Alison Steadman
Gwenda Stimpson
Stephen Moore
Mr. Jolly
Tony Haygarth
Farmer with a tractor
Alan Parnaby
Policeman at phone box
Joan Hickson
Mrs. Trellis


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