Clockwise, directed by Christopher Morahan and written by Michael Frayn, is a 1986 comedy film about a strictly punctual British school headmaster, played by John Cleese, who encounters an absurd chain of obstacles as he travels to a conference at which he is the guest speaker.
- [Headmaster Stimpson collapses, failing to catch Pat as she drives away in his car after a serious of mishaps.]
- Brian Stimpson: It's not the despair, Laura. I can stand the despair. It's the hope!
- If you've ever been late… you'll know what this film is all about!