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Very Like a Whale (1980)

A rich industrialist reaches the heights of success but finds himself increasingly isolated from everyone around him.

Director:

Alan Bridges

Writer:

John Osborne

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Sir Jock Mellor
Gemma Jones ... Lady Mellor
Ann Bell ... Barbara Mellor
Anna Cropper ... Journalist
Ian Hogg ... Stephen Grain
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Sir Jock's father
Anne Stallybrass Anne Stallybrass ... Sir Jock's sister
Myra Frances Myra Frances ... Sir Jock's secretary
Christopher Benjamin ... Dr. Ted Williams
Samantha Weller Samantha Weller ... Myra Mellor
Niall Padden Niall Padden ... Tom
Ray Marioni Ray Marioni ... Mario
Alan Tilvern Alan Tilvern ... American tycoon
Doreen Aris Doreen Aris ... Tycoon's wife
Kenneth Watson Kenneth Watson ... Policeman
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A rich industrialist reaches the heights of success but finds himself increasingly isolated from everyone around him.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Executive Syndrome See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The only professional work done between 1978 and 1981 by Radames Pera ("Young Caine" from Kung Fu (1972) and "John, Jr." from Little House on the Prairie (1974)) while studying acting and directing in New York City with the late Stella Adler. See more »

Quotes

TV Interviewer: I see. And... then... what ABOUT the present?
Sir Jock Mellor: Oh... very like. Like a whale.
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