Prick Up Your Ears [DVD] [1987]

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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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