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Synopsis: Follows the literal and associated life journey of middle class Brit, Mick Travis, representing the "everyman", as he tries to make his mark in his so far young life. He is able to make great strides in his traditional view of success by being what those in authority want him to be. As such, he achieves in a few weeks what it usually take years for others, namely having his own sales territory - the northeast and ultimately Scotland - for Imperial Coffee. He is also able to garner a plethora of fringe benefits from this job, including women throwing themselves at his feet. But he will ultimately face a struggle in class and authority warfare, which culminates with his encounter with the Burgess family - wealthy Industrialist Sir James Burgess and his daughter Patricia, who Mick wants to marry - the former who is contemplating investing in the shady dealings in Zingara. Mick will also find that the class struggle not only applies in his case in an upward direction, but also in a downwar
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Lindsay Anderson
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
178 min

Now, that's as far north as the


...as far west as Lancashire...

...and as far south as the Humber.

It's a big challenge.

Do you think you're up to it?

I know I am, sir.

Normally, an opportunity like this

wouldn't come your way for 10 or 20


Men far more experienced than you

have had their shot at it...

...and been broken by it.

But you've got guts...

...and you've got ambition...

...and that gives you a head start.

Good luck.

Now, there's your card.

Never travel without it.

Your map...

...your compass...

...and your car keys.

Now go out there and fight.

I will, sir. Every inch of the way.

You can rely on me.

Good man.

He's all yours now, Mrs. Rowe.

Oh, and Travis...

Thank you very much, sir.

Come here, Mr. Travis.

I am going to give you a simple test.

Be very careful how you answer.

I want you to taste

these cups of coffee...

...and tell me what they do for you.



...plenty of body.

A vigorous robusta?


Now this.

The future is in your hands, Mr.


Take it.


Poor people are poor people

And they don't understand

A man's got to make whatever he wants

And take it with his own hands

Poor people stay poor people

And they never get to see

Someone's got to win in the human race

If it isn't you then it has to be me

So smile while you're making it

Laugh while you're taking it

Even though you're faking it

Nobody's gonna know

Nobody's gonna know

No use mumbling

It's no use grumbling

Life just isn't fair

There's no easy days

There's no easy ways

Just get out there and do it

And sing and they'll sing your song

Laugh while you're getting on

Smile and they'll string along

And nobody's gonna know

Nobody's gonna know

Nobody's gonna know

And nobody's gonna know

Commenting on the...

- and much of Central Southern


though it probably won't reach...

... the East Midlands till after


Now for Eastern England, Central


England and Northeast England.

A foggy start in most places

and a mostly dull misty day...

... with rain and drizzle at times.

The outlook for tomorrow and Thursday,

dry but cold at night...

... with frost in places

and fairly widespread fog.

And that's the end

of the weather forecast.

And finally,

overseas posting for Christmas...

... tomorrow parcels should be posted


Argentina, Iraq via Lebanon and


... letters should go to Malaya

at Anzac SPO 5.

Tell my mother I'm all right.

It's her birthday.

- You the only witness?

- Yes, I saw it. I can give you a


Don't bother.

No need to detain the gentleman.

Tell my mother.

Hold me close wherever we go

He's gone.

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David Sherwin

David Sherwin-White (24 February 1942 – 8 January 2018) was a British screenwriter best known for his collaborations with director Lindsay Anderson and actor Malcolm McDowell on the films if.... (1968) (for which Sherwin was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay), O Lucky Man! (1973) and Britannia Hospital (1982). Sherwin attended Tonbridge School, which provided much of the inspiration for the content of if..... In 1996, Sherwin published a memoir, Going Mad in Hollywood: And Life with Lindsay Anderson, (Andre Deutsch) ISBN 978-0-233-98966-2. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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