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Micro Men (2009)

TV Movie | 84 min | Biography, Drama

In 1979 Clive Sinclair, British inventor of the pocket calculator, frustrated by the lack of home investment in his project,the electric car, also opposes former assistant Chris Curry's belief that he can successfully market a micro-chip ...See moreIn 1979 Clive Sinclair, British inventor of the pocket calculator, frustrated by the lack of home investment in his project,the electric car, also opposes former assistant Chris Curry's belief that he can successfully market a micro-chip for a home computer. A parting of the ways sees Curry, in partnership with the Austrian Hermann Hauser and using whizz kid Cambridge students, set up his own, rival firm to Sinclair Radionics, Acorn. Acorn beat Sinclair to a lucrative contract supplying the BBC with machines for a computer series. From here on it is a battle for supremacy to gain the upper hand in the domestic market. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Release date
Oct 8, 2009 (United Kingdom)

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32 cast members
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Alexander Armstrong
Clive Sinclair Clive Sinclair   See fewer
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Martin Freeman
Chris Curry Chris Curry   See fewer
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Edward Baker-Duly
Hermann Hauser Hermann Hauser   See fewer
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Sam Phillips
Steve Furber Steve Furber   See fewer
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Stefan Butler
Roger Wilson Roger Wilson   See fewer
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Colin Michael Carmichael
Jim Westwood Jim Westwood   See fewer
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Derek Riddell
Nigel Searle Nigel Searle   See fewer
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Rhona Croker
Valerie Valerie   See fewer
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Amy Beth Hayes
Cynthia Cynthia   See fewer
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Nicola Harrison
Ann Sinclair Ann Sinclair   See fewer
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Anthony Smee
Norman Hewett Norman Hewett   See fewer
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Michael Keating
Derek Holley Derek Holley   See fewer
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Peter Davison
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
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Jon Glover
John Radcliffe John Radcliffe   See fewer
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Theo Barklem-Biggs
Sinclair Journalist Sinclair Journalist   See fewer
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Renny Krupinski
Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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James Garnon
Acorn Journalist Acorn Journalist   See fewer
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James Fleet
Kenneth Baker Kenneth Baker   See fewer
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Tim Downie
Tony Wood Rogers Tony Wood Rogers   See fewer
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Rasmus Hardiker
Shop Assistant Luke Shop Assistant Luke   See fewer
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Alison Dowling
Shopper Shopper   See fewer
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Clive Sinclair
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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James Cork
Cambridge Graduate (uncredited) Cambridge Graduate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jason Fitzpatrick
David Johnson-Davies (uncredited) David Johnson-Davies (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Mahoney
Clapper Loader - Sinclair QL Commercial (uncredited) Clapper Loader - Sinclair QL Commercial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Mansfield
Rick Dickinson (uncredited) Rick Dickinson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rob McLoughlin
Nick Toop (uncredited) Nick Toop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cal O'Connell
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sophie Wilson
Pub Landlady (uncredited) Pub Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 730 votes