Prick Up Your Ears

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Prick Up Your Ears Review


You might not even recognize Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina in this little-seen movie about a little-known playright from the 1960s named Joe Orton. Living the high life of a swingin' '60s British homosexual, Orton (Oldman) becomes famous while his older partner Kenneth Halliwell (Molina) does not. Halliwell's reaction to this turn of events is particularly tragic for both. Directed by Stephen Frears, the film unfortunately spends far too much time on the minutiae of Orton's life and takes way too long to build to its inevitable, horrible conclusion.


Prick Up Your Ears

Facts and Figures

Run time: 111 mins

In Theaters: Friday 8th May 1987

Distributed by: Curzon Film Distributors

Production compaines: civilhand

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Joe Orton, as Kenneth Halliwell, as Peggy Ramsay, as Leonie Orton, as Mrs. Sugden, as Elsie Orton, as John Lahr, Garry Cooper as Mr. Sloane

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