How to Get Ahead in Advertising Movie Review 1989

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A cynical, energetic satire about a manic advertising idea man who becomes so disgusted with trying to sell a pimple cream that he quits the business. Ultimately he grows a pimple of his own that talks and begins to take over his life. Acerbic and hilarious.


Criterion Collection, 210 E. 52nd St., 578 Broadway, New York, NY 10022, Phone: (212)212756-8822, Toll-free: 800-446-2001, URL:, Remarks: Does not sell directly to consumers

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Advertising, Sanity Check, Corporate Shenanigans, Renegade Body Parts
Bruce Robinson
Richard E. Grant, Rachel Ward, Susan Wooldridge, Mick Ford, Richard Wilson, John Shrapnel, Jacqueline Tong
Peter Hannan
Bruce Robinson
David Dundas, Rick Wentworth
Handmade Films

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