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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? -- A burned-out professor and his volatile yet seductive wife battle it out in front of, and eventually with, their unsuspecting, mild-manneredguests.
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Overview

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Director:
Writer:
Ernest Lehman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 June 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games. See more »
Plot:
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 5 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 18 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(11 articles)
Elizabeth Taylor: 1932-2011
 (From IMDb News. 23 March 2011, 7:51 AM, PDT)

Elizabeth Taylor Dies At Age 79
 (From Cinema Blend. 23 March 2011, 6:16 AM, PDT)

Former MPAA Head Jack Valenti Dies at 85
 (From IMDb News. 27 April 2007)

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Don't be AFRAID to watch "Who's Afraid......" See more (229 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Martha

Richard Burton ... George

George Segal ... Nick

Sandy Dennis ... Honey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnes Flanagan ... Roadhouse Waitress (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan ... Roadhouse Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
Ernest Lehman (screenplay)

Edward Albee  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Ernest Lehman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alex North (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
 
Costume Design by
Irene Sharaff (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist: Miss Taylor
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist: Mr. Burton (as Ronnie Berkeley)
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles creator: Miss Taylor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bud Grace .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig Binkley .... set dresser (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
George Groves .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Jason .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael A. Jones .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alex North .... conductor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Henry Brant .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Barr .... produced on the stage by
Doane Harrison .... production advisor
Hal W. Polaire .... assistant to the producer (as Hal Polaire)
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor
Clinton Wilder .... produced on the stage by
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
T.J. Healy II .... production assistant (uncredited)
Herbert Ross .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
131 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Czech Republic:12 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Netherlands:12 (2007) | Netherlands:18 (1967) | Norway:16 | Portugal:17 (original rating) | Portugal:M/16 (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2009) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1988) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:Approved (cut) (Suggested for Mature Audiences) (certificate #21074) | West Germany:18 (original rating) | West Germany:16 (re-rating)

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Trivia:
Aside from the four credited members of the cast, other characters only appear on screen for forty-seven seconds combined. The roadhouse manager appears for twenty-three seconds to check on his patrons after George attacks Martha and knocks a table over, the roadhouse waitress also appears for twenty-three seconds when she delivers the final round of drinks to the two couples, and the manager can again be briefly seen for one second through the small window of the swinging door near the front of the bar as George and Martha pay their tab.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In almost every scene, to go up the stairs there are four or five steps and then the staircase turns left before continuing. Late in the movie, when Sandy Dennis enters through the front door, the staircase is straight with no turns. Further, if there were separate staircases, they almost certainly would not both go up from the front of the house.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Martha:[with disgust] What a dump.
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35 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Don't be AFRAID to watch "Who's Afraid......", 26 January 2004
Author: MountainMan from Midlothian, Virginia

ABSOLUTE TEN !! This is a masterpiece and it is mandatory that you watch it. If you are an adult (not for children) and have not seen this movie, please reward yourself and rent or buy the movie. Like Jonah and the great whale, you too will be swallowed, but into the overwhelming emotions of this very very great screenplay. The movie was shot in B&W with a small cast of actors, but who notices? Burton and Taylor at their absolute B-E-S-T. Like a bug-light draws moths, you will be dragged into this one.

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