Prick Up your Ears
- Original title
Prick Up your Ears
- Running time
- 110 min.
- United Kingdom
Alan Bennett (Biography: John Lahr)
Zenith Productions / Civilhand
Drama | Gay & Lesbian. 1960s
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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: All Movie Guide)
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection - Nominated to Golden Palm
: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave)
: BAFTA: 3 Nominations, including Best Actor (Vanessa Redgrave)
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to email@example.com
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.
For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org