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A MOMENT OF LOVE BECOMES A CRIME OF PASSION.
PASSION! MYSTERY! LOVE WAS HE TRYING TO SAVE THE BOY OR HIMSELF?
This highly acclaimed film of Peter Shaffer's prizewinning London and Broadway hit combines the elements of a detective thriller and an absorbing psychological drama as it follows the treatment of a teenage boy who commits a bizzare and shocking crime by a tormented psychiatrist whose probing finally exposes the dark secrets locked in his own mind. Richard Burton, recreating his celebrated Broadway role of psychiatrist Dr Dysart gives, said the Sunday Telegraph, 'his finest performance for years' and won a very well-deserved Oscar nomination, as did Peter Firth who memorably recreates his stage success as the tortured Alan Strang. The News of the World commented that 'Firth's magnificent performance will make him an international star'. The faultless supporting cast includes Jenny Agutter, who was nominated for an Oscar and won a British Academy Award, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright, Harry Andrews and Eileen Atkins and , noted te Sunday Telegraph, 'The acting throughout is of a consistently high quality'. Peter Shaffer won an Oscar nomination for his screenplay and the powerful and sensitive direction by Sidney Lumet was described by the Sunday Mirror as 'superb'. Equus is, said The Christian Science Monitor, a powerfully acted, deeply memorable' film and was described by the Evening News as 'a film of quality and integrity'.
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Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright, Harry Andrews, Eileen Atkins, Jenny Agutter, Kate Reid, John Wyman, Elva Mai Hoover, Ken James, Patrick Brymer
Official Run Time: 132 mins
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