Genre: Biography \ Drama Age Rating: R Rating: 7.3
 Prick Up Your Ears (1987) (View More Info)
IMDB User Ratings: 7.3 (5348 votes)
Prick Up Your Ears 1987 Cover
DirectorStephen FrearsMusicStanley Myers
Year 1987Runtime 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Country UKProducer Andrew Brown
IMDB Rating 7.3Language English
Genre Biography, Drama CastGary Oldman , Alfred Molina , Vanessa Redgrave
 Summary
This movie is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman). In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina), and while the two begin a relationship, it's fairly obvious that it's not all about sex. Orton loves the dangers of bath-houses and liaisons in public restrooms; Halliwell, not as charming or attractive as Orton, doesn't fare so well in those environments. While both long to become writers, it is Orton who achieves fame. His plays "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and "Loot" become huge hits in London of the sixties, and he's even commissioned to write a screenplay for the Beatles. But Orton's success takes him farther from Halliwell, whose response ended both his life and the life of the up-and-coming playwright.




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