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Educating Rita (1983)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5037115057037
Released: 11th August 2008
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: 3711505703
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: DVD / 25th Anniversary Edition
Educating Rita (1983) (25th Anniversary Edition) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Based on: The play by Willy Russell

Story: Working-class hairdresser Rita (Julie Walters) enrols for an adult education course in literature at her local university, determined to expand her mind. She is assigned alcoholic lecturer Dr Frank Bryant (Michael Caine), and as Rita's horizons broaden she begins to feel stifled by her home life. Simultaneously, Frank's academic career takes a turn for the worse as his drinking increases. Caine and Walters both received Oscar nominations, as did Willy Russell's screenplay.

Starring: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman, Jeananne Crowley, Christopher Casson, Pat Daly, Malcolm Douglas, Kim Fortune, Philip Hurdwood, Dearbhla Molloy, Godfrey Quigley, Hilary Reynolds, Jack Walsh

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Music by: David Hentschel

Produced by: Lewis Gilbert

Written by: Willy Russell

DVD information

Studio/distributor: ITV DVD

Other releases of this film

Educating Rita (1983) (Blu-ray) (Retail / Rental)
Educating Rita (1983) (Deleted)