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Prick Up Your Ears

1987 Rated R 1hr 50m

Gifted British filmmaker Stephen Frears brings the troubled life of bold 1960s author and playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman) to the screen in this portrait of an obsessive, controlling coupling set against history. Orton's infamous relationship with his tempestuous lover, Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina), fueled but also eventually destroyed Orton -- literally and figuratively -- at a time when the world didn't embrace or understand homosexuality.

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Movie Details

1988 Independent Spirit Awards®
  • Best Foreign Film nominee
1988 BAFTA®
1988 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.