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1977 Rated R 2hr 18m

Richard Burton plays a psychiatrist probing the troubled mind of a young stable boy who blinded six horses in his care. While the doctor tries to understand his patient's motives, he uncovers madness of his own design. This adaptation of the play by Peter Shaffer received three Academy Award nods, including Best Actor for Burton. Joan Plowright also gives an affecting turn as the stable boy's influential mother. Sidney Lumet directs.

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Movie Details

1978 BAFTA®
1978 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
1978 Academy Award®
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.