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Educating Rita (1983)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 24, 2006
 R2: 20 Oct 2003

MPAA Rating
PG

Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country UK

Studio Columbia Pictures

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Other Titles
• Educating Rita
• Rita will es endlich wissen (1984)



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Genre: Drama, Comedy, School / Campus, Infidelity, Doctor, Marriage, Love

Tagline: Sometimes students end up being the best teachers.

Plot: Dr. Frank Bryant (Michael Caine) is an alcoholic professor of literature headed for dire straits. Rita is a frustrated young housewife filled with wanderlust. When the two meet as student and teacher, no lecture hall can contain their attraction for one another. As Rita engages her teacher in a fuzzy romance, she matures and discovers a new side of herself, but in the end she must choose either her marriage or the magnetic Dr. Bryant.

EDUCATING RITA reunites director Lewis Gilbert with star Michael Caine--they previously worked together in the 1966 drama ALFIE--and once again their collaboration is staggering. Bryant's shortcomings as a drunk and a womanizer are detestable, yet still Gilbert allows viewers to empathize with his character. In EDUCATING RITA, Gilbert once again demonstrates that he is not only a master of commanding the camera but a master at deconstructing the human heart as well.

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 Directed by
Lewis Gilbert
Moonraker, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me
 Written by
Willy Russell
Shirley Valentine
 Cast
Michael Caine
Batman Begins, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Cider House Rules
Julie Walters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Billy Elliot
Michael Williams
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Maureen Lipman
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Jeananne Crowley
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Malcolm Douglas
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Godfrey Quigley
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[more]
 Music By
David Hentschel
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