The Rise And Rise Of Michael Rimmer

  • 1970
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Political

Partly scripted by Monty Python's John Cleese (A FISH CALLED WANDA) and Graham Chapman, this clever political satire stars Cook as a young opportunist who will stop at nothing to get to the top. Landing a job at a crumbling ad agency, he quickly shapes up the operation and becomes fast friends with the owner. Cook then uses his newfound prestige to launch...read more

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Partly scripted by Monty Python's John Cleese (A FISH CALLED WANDA) and Graham Chapman, this clever political satire stars Cook as a young opportunist who will stop at nothing to get to the top. Landing a job at a crumbling ad agency, he quickly shapes up the operation and becomes fast

friends with the owner. Cook then uses his newfound prestige to launch a political campaign, winning a seat in Parliament. Through much backstabbing--all exaggerated to the utmost--he becomes president of England, a position created just for Cook because nothing else will suffice. There is nothing

heavy beneath the script; it's just a big mishmash of farcical humor, with the main political points being a bit obvious. But that's the fun of this film, which offers a long list of cameo performances. This was the first feature film project for executive producer David Frost, best known

heretofore as a TV personality (he used his middle name, Paradine, for his film production company). The long-established English cast handle their cameo roles brilliantly in this "what-if" farce that has a number of elements in common with Bertolt Brecht's play "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui".

Look for famed playwright Harold Pinter in a cameo role as a TV commentator.

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