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Prick Up Your Ears [Blu-ray] [1987]

  • SKU: 29080266
  • Release Date: 09/22/2015
  • Rating: R

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    Prick Up Your Ears
    This unadorned biography of playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman) charts his bawdy, dangerous relationships. Alfred Molina plays Orton's brutish lover, Kenneth Halliwell, a pathetic figure who becomes horrific and then tragic before the film is over. The hilarity of scenes from such Orton plays as Loot and What the Butler Saw is evenly balanced by the bleakness of the playwright's tormented (and tormenting) off-stage existence, which ended suddenly at age 34 with half a dozen blows to the head from a hammer. Prick Up Your Ears is based on the book by theater critic John Lahr, who is played in the film by Wallace Shawn. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Gary Oldman
      Gary Oldman - Joe Orton
    • Alfred Molina
      Alfred Molina - Kenneth Halliwell
    • Vanessa Redgrave
      Vanessa Redgrave - Peggy Ramsay
    • Wallace Shawn
      Wallace Shawn - John Lahr
    • Julie Walters
      Julie Walters - Elsie Orton

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding performances in solid drama.

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      Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina in early career defining performances make this well-directed downer well worth watching.

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