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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

  • Film

Time Out says

Billington once described this political satire as a kind of British Z, but after the subtlety of his first feature, Interlude, it seemed blunt and a bit pointless. Written and performed by a host of satirical talent, it chronicles the rise of a self-appointed business efficiency expert (Cook), who becomes an autocratic dictator by submitting every issue to national referendum. Somehow the jokes fall a bit thin, and the script can't make up its mind whether to go out for narrative or a string of weak sketches. Despite Cleese's script credit (along with Cook, Chapman and Billington), the writing is miles below Monty Python standard.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Kevin Billington
  • Screenwriter:Peter Cook, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Kevin Billington
  • Cast:
    • Peter Cook
    • Denholm Elliott
    • Ronald Fraser
    • Vanessa Howard
    • Arthur Lowe
    • George A Cooper
    • Harold Pinter
    • Roland Culver
    • Dennis Price
    • John Cleese
    • Ronnie Corbett
    • Graham Chapman
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