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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R 04/17/1987 (US) Drama 1h 51m
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When the young, attractive Joe Orton meets the older, more introverted Kenneth Halliwell at drama school, he befriends the kindred spirit and they start an affair. As Orton becomes more comfortable with his sexuality and starts to find success with his writing, Halliwell becomes increasingly alienated and jealous, ultimately tapping into a dangerous rage.

  1. Stephen Frears


  2. Alan Bennett


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Joe Orton

  2. Alfred Molina

    Alfred Molina

    Kenneth Halliwell

  3. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Peggy Ramsay

  4. Wallace Shawn

    Wallace Shawn

    John Lahr

  5. Lindsay Duncan

    Lindsay Duncan

    Anthea Lahr

  6. Julie Walters

    Julie Walters

    Elsie Orton

  7. James Grant

    William Orton

  8. Frances Barber

    Frances Barber

    Leonie Orton

  9. Janet Dale

    Janet Dale

    Mrs Sugden

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Prick Up Your Ears
Prick Up Your Ears

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Original Language English

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