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Educating Rita (1983)

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110 min | Comedy, Drama

In Liverpool , twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny. She joins a literature course in an open university and is tutored by the middle-aged Dr....See moreIn Liverpool , twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny. She joins a literature course in an open university and is tutored by the middle-aged Dr. Frank Bryant, an alcoholic and debauched professor from the upper-class whose life has left him emotionally drained, without self-esteem. Frank lives with Julia, who's also a professor, and have a loveless marriage; Julia has a love affair with the Dean Brian. Rita's humor and determination to improve herself is contagious; she gives motivation to Frank who helps prepare her for the exams to join the university, and be able to leave Denny. Will she succeed in the exams? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See less
Writer
Willy Russell (screenplay) (stage play)
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Release date
Oct 28, 1983 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Michael Caine
Dr. Frank Bryant Dr. Frank Bryant   See fewer
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Godfrey Quigley
Rita's Father Rita's Father   See fewer
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Patrick Daly
Bursar (as Pat Daly) Bursar (as Pat Daly)   See fewer
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Kim Fortune
Collins Collins   See fewer
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Philip Hurd-Wood
Tiger (as Philip Hurdwood) Tiger (as Philip Hurdwood)   See fewer
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Jack Walsh
Price Price   See fewer
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Christopher Casson
Professor Professor   See fewer
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Mark Drew
Disco Manager Disco Manager   See fewer
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Gabrielle Reidy
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Des Nealon
Invigilator Invigilator   See fewer
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Marie Conmee
Customer in Hairdressers Customer in Hairdressers   See fewer
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Derry Power
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Alan Stanford
Bistro Manager Bistro Manager   See fewer
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Gerry Sullivan
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Patricia Jeffares
Rita's Mother Rita's Mother   See fewer
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Liam Stack
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7.2 / 10 | 11,475 votes