The Right Hand Man (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Right Hand Man (1987)





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Harry Ironmaster (Rupert Everett) is an aristocratic and wealthy young man, which in his time and place should put him pretty much on top of the world. However, he is responsible for a horse-drawn coach accident in which his father is killed and he himself loses an arm. Not only that, but his favored pastime of horse-riding is no longer possible for him. His girlfriend, the doctor's daughter, wants to draw him out of his depression, but nothing seems to help. Harry's low state begins to lift when he makes friends with Ned, the very capable driver of a local express coach to Sydney. They are both aware that trains will soon replace these huge wagons, and Ned agrees to work for Harry. This costume drama boasts some beautiful cinematography, and is based on a best-selling novel by Kathleen Peyton. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Rupert Everett
as Harry Ironminster
Hugo Weaving
as Ned Devine
Catherine McClements
as Sarah Redbridge
Arthur Dignam
as Dr. Redbridge
Jennifer Claire
as Lady Ironminster
Adam Cockburn
as Violet Head
Tim Elliott
as Lord Ironminster
Anna Lee
as Worn woman
Keith Smith
as Sickly man
Bruce Stewart
as Minister
Jack Allen
as Shopkeeper
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Critic Reviews for The Right Hand Man

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

... the efforts at realism keep dissolving into chuckles. The ending is a howl. It could be a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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