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    Added on: 23/9/2005 14:44
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    Prick Up Your Ears (UK)

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    The life of Joe Orton
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: £5.99
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    `Prick Up Your Ears` is a celebration of the outrageous playwright Joe Orton (Gary Olman), and his love affair with Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina), which concluded with their violent and premature deaths.
    Joe Orton (Gary Oldman) was one of the 1960s golden boys, from working class Leicester lad to national celebrity, from sexual innocent to grinning satyr, from penniless student to icon of Swinging London. He became a star by breaking the rules - sexual and theatrical. But while his plays including `Loot`, `What the Butler Saw` and `Entertaining Mr Sloane` were hugely successful, his private life was sometimes sordid, often farcical and ended in tragedy.

    With a star-making central performance by Gary Oldman, a superb cast, including Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters and Richard Wilson, and a brilliant script by Alan Bennett, `Prick Up Your Ears` is a modern film classic.

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    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English

    Directed By:
    Stephen Frears

    Written By:

    Frances Barber
    Vanessa Redgrave
    Alfred Molina
    Gary Oldman

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