Mister Johnson


1h 41m 1990

Brief Synopsis

Set in West Africa in the 1920s, the story revolves around the relationship between a young British officer in charge of building a road between Northern and Southern Nigeria and a well educated black man acting as a liaison.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Film Finances, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.; Set Meals; Technicolor
Distribution Company
ASTRAL FILMS/AVENUE ENTERTAINMENT; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; Astral Films; Astral Films; Hoyts Distribution; Kommunenes Filmcentral; SF Studios; Sf; Vestron Video; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
Lagos, Nigeria

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Set in West Africa in the 1920s, the story revolves around the relationship between a young British officer in charge of building a road between Northern and Southern Nigeria and a well educated black man acting as a liaison.

Crew

Danladi Adamu

Crowd Assistant

Grace Adefolalu

Other

Joe Adekwagh

Production Runner

Owuye Adeleke

Head Driver

Solomon Adeyinka

Sound Assistant

Fabian Adibe

Art Direction

Emmanuel Agbawo

Other

Benjamin Agbidor

Cashier

Ebere Agomouth

Grip

Jacobo Ahmed

Grip

Rita Ajala

Catering Assistant

Bob Akala

Location Advance Scout

Musa Ali

Wardrobe Assistant

Umaru Amadu

Crowd Assistant

Charles Ani

Camera Assistant

John Atiase

Bestboy Electrician

Abdulrahma Azukumhe

Assistant Props

Hope Badzi

Grip

Simon Balsoumia

Grip

Bill Benenson

Executive Producer

Benjamin Beresford

Stand-In (Pierce Brosnan)

Bruce Beresford

Screenwriter

Maurice Binder

Titles

William Boyd

Screenwriter

Geoff R. Brown

Sound

Geoff Brown

Sound Assistant

Tracy Brown

Other

Susie Bruffin

Casting Director

Steve Burgess

Other

Rosemary Burrows

Costume Designer

Lucy Cain

Makeup

Lucy Cain

Hairdresser Trainee

Paul Caldicott

Catering Supervisor

Joyce Cary

Source Material (From Novel)

Abraham Chunu

Stand-In (Maynard Eziashi)

Jody Cohan

Other

Eddie Collins

Camera Operator

Jason Costelloe

1st Assistant Editor

Con Cremins

Production Accountant

Gladys Dadzie

Casting

Matt Dadzie

Production Manager

Matt Dadzie

Location Manager

David Dariya

Assistant Props

Georges Delerue

Music

Nasiru Ibrahim Dewu

Crowd Assistant

Humphrey Dixon

Editor

Soibifaa Dokubo

Other

Ola Ehimitan

Other

Fidelix Elegonye

Grip

Chris Ellis

1920s Music Advisor

Terry English

Transportation Manager

Chuck Finch

Gaffer

Tommy Finch

Bestboy Electrician

Kathy Fitzgerald

Producer

Michael Fitzgerald

Producer

John Flemming

Camera Grip

Hank Garfield

Sound Recording Mixer

Susan Gitau

Assistant Accountant

Penelope Glass

Co-Producer

Virginia Green

Other

Alan Grosch

Electrician

Keith Hamshere

Stills

Stephen Hanks

Standby Props

Ron Higgins

Property Master

Norma Hill-patton

Hairdresser

Norma Hill-patton

Chief Makeup Artist

Catherine Hodgson

Sound Assistant

Leslie Hodgson

Supervising Sound Editor

Mary Holdsworth

Script Supervisor

Kuwo Igbebor

Hair Assistant

Kuwo Igbebor

Makeup

Cyril Igbo

Grip

Patrick Ikwe

Grip

Peter James

Director Of Photography

John R Johnson

Construction Manager

Christopher Jossy

Sound Assistant

Tunde Kelani

3rd Assistant Director

Nick Laws

2nd Assistant Director

Dominic Lester

Rerecording Mixer

Keith Mason

1st Assistant Editor

Rosylyn Mathew

Production Runner

Lami Ment

Wardrobe Assistant

Billy Merrill

Other

Colin Miller

Dialogue Editor

Sheila Fraser Milne

Production Coordinator

Suleiman Mohammed

Crowd Assistant

Suli Mohammed

Sound Assistant

Eva Monley

Production Executive

Sanni Muazu

Wardrobe Assistant

Ibrahim Shehu Musa

Crowd Assistant

Peter Musgrave

Foley Editor

Pat Nebu

Dressing Props

Amanda Newland

Casting Secretary

Robin O'donoghue

Rerecording Mixer

Evelyn Obahor

Wardrobe Assistant

Remi Ogunde

Other

Samuel Ogundiya

Grip

Athan Oko

Dressing Props

Akin Oni

Electrician

Mark Paternak

Sound Trainee

Herbert Pinter

Production Designer

Stephen Pushkin

Unit Production Manager

Martin Roberts

Lee Lighting Mechanic

Robert Robson

Grip

Andy Rovins

Boom Operator

Derek Russell

Crane Grip

Kiki Schrader

Wardrobe Mistress

Aileen Seaton

Hairdresser

Aileen Seaton

Makeup

Adam Shehu

Grip

Adam Sidy

3rd Assistant Director

Elvia Nelly Sumner

Caterer

Graham Sumner

Set Decorator

Richard Tindall

Other

Eric Tomlinson

Music Editor

Guy Travers

Assistant Director

Richard Tsevende

Production Buyer

Toby Tyler

Electrician

Alan Williams

Other

Rose Wise

Art Department Assistant

Aldo Yina

Grip

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Film Finances, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.; Set Meals; Technicolor
Distribution Company
ASTRAL FILMS/AVENUE ENTERTAINMENT; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; Astral Films; Astral Films; Hoyts Distribution; Kommunenes Filmcentral; SF Studios; Sf; Vestron Video; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
Lagos, Nigeria

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 22, 1991

Released in United States March 29, 1991

Released in United States April 19, 1991

Released in United States April 26, 1991

Released in United States on Video January 29, 1992

Released in United States September 1990

Released in United States December 1990

Released in United States February 1991

Released in United States August 1991

Shown at the Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.

Shown at Royal Command Performance, London December 1990.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 15-26, 1991.

Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.

Completed shooting March 22, 1990.

Began shooting January 15, 1990.

Released in United States Spring March 22, 1991

Released in United States March 29, 1991 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States April 19, 1991 (Chicago)

Released in United States on Video January 29, 1992

Released in United States September 1990 (Shown at the Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.)

Released in United States December 1990 (Shown at Royal Command Performance, London December 1990.)

Released in United States February 1991 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 15-26, 1991.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.)

Released in United States April 26, 1991