Prick Up Your Ears

Prick Up Your Ears

Director: Stephen Frears Cast: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave
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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2004
UPC: 0883904128816
Original Release: 1987
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Oldman Joe Orton
Alfred Molina Kenneth Halliwell
Vanessa Redgrave Peggy Ramsay
Wallace Shawn John Lahr
Julie Walters Elsie Orton
Frances Barber Leonie Orton
James Grant William Orton
Lindsay Duncan Anthea Lahr
Janet Dale Mrs. Sugden
Dave Atkins Mr. Sugden
Simon Adams Undertaker's Boy
Jane Blackburn Women in Gallery
David Bradley Undertaker
Mark Brignal Beatles' Chauffeur
David Cardy Brian Epstein
Antony Carrick Counsel
Joanne Connelly Stage Manager
Garry Cooper Actor
Moktar Dagmouni Moroccan Boy
Philippa Davies Peggy Ramsay's Secretary
Noel Davis Philip
Anthony Douse BBC Actor
Neil Dudgeon Policeman
James Duggan Labourer
Christopher Guinee Publisher
Robin Hooper Mortuary Attendant
Richard Ireson Man Outside Lavatory
Ahmed El-Jheur Moroccan Boy
Karl Johnson Douglas Orton
John Kane Director
Julie Legrand Gallery owner
Spencer Leigh Constable
Steven Mackintosh Simon Ward
Charles McKowen Mr. Cunliffe
John Moffatt Wigmaker
Michael Mueller BBC Actor
Roger Lloyd Pack Actor
Jonathan Phillips Youth Outside Lavatory
Neville Phillips Man in Gallery
Stella Richman Women in Gallery
Stevan Rimkus Kenneth
John Salthouse Chauffeur
Joan Sanderson Anthea's Mother
Neville Smith Police Inspector
Liam Staic Brickie
Sian Thomas Marilyn Orton
Richard Wilson Psychiatrist
Bert Parnaby Magistrate
Margaret Tyzack Mme. Lambert
Stephen Bill George Barnett
Selina Cadell Miss Datersby
William Job RADA Chairman
Rosalind Knight RADA Judge
Angus MacKay RADA Judge
Helena Michell Orton's Friend
Sean Pertwee Orton's Friend
Eric Richard Education Officer
Linda Spurrier RADA Instructor
Max Stafford-Clark Honourable President
Charlotte Wodehouse Janet

Technical Credits
Stephen Frears Director
Andrew Brown Producer
Mick Audsley Editor
Alan Bennett Screenwriter
Elaine Carew Makeup
Harry Carroll Songwriter
Philip Elton Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
John Harle Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Jackson Sound/Sound Designer
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski Production Designer
Paul McCartney Songwriter
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Stanley Myers Score Composer,Songwriter
Richard Myhill Songwriter
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Oliver Stapleton Cinematographer
Ann Wingate Production Manager
Michael Zimbrich Asst. Director

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Prick Up Your Ears 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Squirrely0 More than 1 year ago
Awesome movie....Oldman and Molina should have got an Oscar for their great performance! Funny, dramatic, and tragic, all in one movie! Recommend this movie very highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago