Mister Johnson

Mister Johnson

Director: Bruce Beresford Cast: Maynard Eziashi, Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward

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Overview

Director Bruce Beresford followed up his Academy Award-winning Driving Miss Daisy with another meditation on race, Mister Johnson. Set in West Africa in 1923, Johnson (Maynard Eziashi), the clerk of British administrator Harry Rudbeck (Pierce Brosnan), attempts everything within his power to ingratiate himself into white society. Johnson hatches a plan to juggle the books so that Rudbeck will have the capital necessary to achieve his ultimate dream of a "great northern road," but when his scheme is uncovered, he is fired. After finding another job with a shopkeeper named Gollop (Edward Woodward), he is again fired for his "creative" financing skills; however, Rudbeck hires him back to oversee the road construction project. When funds are cut off, Johnson convinces workers to do their jobs for free to ensure the project's completion. Once again, he is caught embezzling, and once again, he is let go; in a fit of desperation, he robs and kills Gollup. After confessing to the crime, he begs Rudbeck to kill him, sparing him the humiliation of public execution.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2015
UPC: 0715515156912
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG-13
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 23,961

Special Features

New interviews with Beresford, producer Michael Fitzgerald, and actors Maynard Eziashi and Pierce Brosnan; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maynard Eziashi Mister Johnson
Pierce Brosnan Harry Rudbeck
Edward Woodward Sargy Gallup Quilley
Beatie Edney Celia Rudbeck
Denis Quilley Bulteen
Nick Reding Tring
Oladejo Adegboyega 2nd Guard
Sola Adeyemi Ajali
Charles Ani Levi
Akinola Ayegbusi Village Chief
Gladys Dadzie 2nd Creditor Woman
Matt Dadzie 1st Guard
Saidu Dahtru Chair Boy
Albert Egbe Scribe
Philip Elegonya 2nd Policeman
Bella Enahoro Bamu
Chris Erakptybor Interpreter
Femi Fatoba Waziri
Fred Ibrahim 1st Policeman
Sani Izang Police Sergeant
John E. Johnson 2nd Creditor Man
Mary Kalu Matumbi
Tunde Kelani Jamesu
Jerry Linus Saleh
Musa Udu Mallam Trader
Kwabena Manso Benjamin
George Menta Emir
Laraba Ogomo Bamu's Baby
Chief Hubert Ogunde Brimah
Ibidun Ogunde Bamu's Mother
Moses Okwe Alhaji
Wali Umar Suli
Hajia Nana Yahaya 1st Creditor Woman
Steve James Aliu

Technical Credits
Bruce Beresford Director,Screenwriter
Fabian Adibe Art Director
Bill Benenson Producer
William Boyd Screenwriter
Rosemary Burrows Costumes/Costume Designer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Humphrey Dixon Editor
Kathy Fitzgerald Producer
Michael Fitzgerald Producer
Penelope Glass Co-producer
Eva Monley Executive Producer
Peter James Cinematographer
Herbert Pinter Production Designer
Graham Sumner Set Decoration/Design

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