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How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

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90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A cynical advertising exec has a block at work leading to a meltdown. He's hilariously out of control. Getting a big, talking boil on his shoulder doesn't help.
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Mar 30, 1989 (United States)

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Richard Wilson
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Jacqueline Tong
Penny Wheelstock Penny Wheelstock   See fewer
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John Shrapnel
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Hugh Armstrong
Harry Wax Harry Wax   See fewer
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Mick Ford
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Gino Melvazzi
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Victor Lucas
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Dawn Keeler
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Kerryann White
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Vivienne McKone
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Donald Hoath
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
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John Levitt
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Pip Torrens
Jonathan Jonathan   See fewer
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Rachel Fielding
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Pauline Melville
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Tanveer Ghani
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Joanna Mays
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Sean Bean
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Roy Beck
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Eric Idle
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The Boil (voice) (uncredited) The Boil (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Town
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6.9 / 10 | 5,208 votes