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How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

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90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his relationship with his wife, his friends and his boss, ...See moreDennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his relationship with his wife, his friends and his boss, but also his own body - graphically demonstrated when he grows a large stress-related boil on his shoulder. But when the boil grows eyes and a mouth and starts talking, Bagley really begins to think he's lost his mind. But has he? Written by Michael Brooke See less
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$418,053
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Mar 30, 1989 (United States)

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Richard Wilson
Bristol Bristol   See fewer
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Jacqueline Tong
Penny Wheelstock Penny Wheelstock   See fewer
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John Shrapnel
Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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Hugh Armstrong
Harry Wax Harry Wax   See fewer
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Mick Ford
Richard Richard   See fewer
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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
Sullivan Bristol Receptionist Sullivan Bristol Receptionist   See fewer
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Donald Hoath
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
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John Levitt
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
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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
Phillis Blokey Phillis Blokey   See fewer
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Sean Bean
Larry Frisk Larry Frisk   See fewer
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Roy Beck
City worker (uncredited) City worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Boil (voice) (uncredited) The Boil (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 5,058 votes