: : : Educating Rita
===Background=== Academy Award®-winner Michael Caine (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Cider House Rules, 1999, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986) along with Julie Walters earned well-deserved 1983 Oscar® nominations (Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively) for their outstanding performances in this brilliant, bittersweet comedy. Walters is Rita, a working-class woman seeking the path to self-discovery. Bored with her life as a hairdresser, and under pressure from her husband to start a family, she enrolls in literature tutorials at a British university determined to better herself. Caine is Frank Bryant, the disillusioned English professor who is assigned to teach her. While Frank watches Rita embark on a radical transformation, his own life takes on a different kind of transformation as he finds himself falling in love with Rita while sinking into the depths of his alcoholism. Earning a third Oscar® nomination for its screenplay by William Russell (based on his play), Educating Rita is a very funny, very charming and thoroughly entertaining film.


Michael CaineDr. Frank Bryant
Julie WaltersRita Susan White
Michael WilliamsBrian
Maureen LipmanTrish
Jeananne CrowleyJulia
Malcolm DouglasDenny
Godfrey QuigleyRita's Father
Dearbhla MolloyElaine
Patrick DalyBursar
Kim FortuneCollins
Philip Hurd-WoodTiger

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Lewis Gilbert
  • Producer:
  • Length: 110
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 21, 1983
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
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