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Director:
Writers:
David Sherwin (screenplay)
David Sherwin (original script: "Crusaders") ...
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Release Date:
2 August 1969 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Which side will you be on?
Plot:
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One for your sons See more (146 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Malcolm McDowell ... Mick: Crusaders
David Wood ... Johnny: Crusaders
Richard Warwick ... Wallace: Crusaders
Christine Noonan ... The Girl: Crusaders
Rupert Webster ... Bobby Philips: Crusaders
Robert Swann ... Rowntree: Whips
Hugh Thomas ... Denson: Whips
Michael Cadman ... Fortinbras: Whips
Peter Sproule ... Barnes: Whips
Peter Jeffrey ... Headmaster: Staff
Anthony Nicholls ... General Denson: Staff

Arthur Lowe ... Mr. Kemp: Staff
Mona Washbourne ... Matron: Staff
Mary MacLeod ... Mrs. Kemp: Staff (as Mary Macleod)
Geoffrey Chater ... Chaplain: Staff
Ben Aris ... John Thomas: Staff

Graham Crowden ... History Master: Staff
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Classics Master: Staff
Guy Ross ... Stephans: Seniors

Robin Askwith ... Keating: Seniors
Richard Everett ... Pussy Graves: Seniors
Philip Bagenal ... Peanuts: Seniors
Nicholas Page ... Cox: Seniors
Robert Yetzes ... Fisher: Seniors
David Griffin ... Willens: Seniors
Graham Sharman ... Van Eyssen: Seniors
Richard Ryan ... Baird: Seniors (as Richard Tombleson)
Robin Davies ... Machin: Juniors (as Richard Davis)
Brian Pettifer ... Biles: Juniors
Michael Newport ... Brunning: Juniors

Charles Sturridge ... Markland: Juniors
Sean Bury ... Jute: Juniors
Martin Beaumont ... Hunter: Juniors
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Alexander ... Woman in church (uncredited)
Ellis Dale ... Motorcycle Salesman (uncredited)
John Garrie ... Music Master (uncredited)
Tommy Godfrey ... School Porter (uncredited)
Peter Jaques ... Schoolmaster (uncredited)

Simon Ward ... Schoolboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Lindsay Anderson 
 
Writing credits
David Sherwin (screenplay)

David Sherwin (original script: "Crusaders") and
John Howlett (original script: "Crusaders")

Produced by
Lindsay Anderson .... producer
Michael Medwin .... producer
Roy Baird .... executive producer (uncredited)
Albert Finney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Marc Wilkinson 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslav Ondrícek (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Gladwell 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Production Design by
Jocelyn Herbert 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Eatwell (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Betty Blattner .... makeup artist
Allan McKeown .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gavrik Losey .... production manager
Zelda Barron .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Stoneman .... assistant director
Tim Van Rellim .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack Carter .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Alan Bell .... dubbing editor
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist
Tony Jackson .... boom operator (uncredited)
Alan Jones .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Harris .... camera operator
Roy Larner .... electrical supervisor
Chris Menges .... cameraman
Michael Seresin .... camera assistant
Roy Larner .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shura Cohen .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Michael Ellis .... assistant editor
Ian Rakoff .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Marc Wilkinson .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Jim Hughes .... transport
 
Other crew
Stuart Baird .... assistant to director
Valerie Booth .... continuity
Brian Brockwell .... production accountant
Stephen Frears .... assistant to director
Neville Thompson .... assistant to producers
Peter Jaques .... director of publicity (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"If..." - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
111 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Argentina:X (Original rating) | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Chile:18 (Original rating) | Czech Republic:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:14 | Ireland:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2001) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (2007) | UK:AA (re-rating) (passed with cuts) (1971) | USA:R (cut version) (1969) | USA:X (1968) | West Germany:16 (bw)

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Trivia:
Very early in the film the viewer is given a hint of the counter-cultural themes the film revolves around when in the young boys' dormitory there are posters of Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Geronimo a.k.a. Goyathlay, the former man being associated with revolution, and the latter associated with rebellion.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The Master in charge of College House comes into the Hall with the other teachers and the Whips. As they walk down to top table you can see that the boys have their doctor's notes on the tables in front of them. In the next shot, looking at the table with Bobby Phillips at the end, the papers have disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
The Girl:Go on. Look at me. Look at my eyes. I'll kill you. Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror and my eyes get bigger and bigger. And I'm like a tiger. I like tigers. Rrrrah!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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57 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
One for your sons, 19 April 1999
Author: StevieGB from London, England

To get the most out of this film you have to be English, male and a teenager; in 1979 when I first saw it I was all three. In the years that followed I would catch it wherever I could, be it on television, in the college bar or in some local, flea-ridden rep cinema. Now, of course, I own the video. Every few months I dig it out and watch it, and more than any other film or book it reminds me what it was like to be young and rebellious and have my whole life ahead of me.

This was to England what The Wild One or Rebel Without A Cause was to America. Show it to your teenage sons; they'll remember it for the rest of their lives, and one day they might even thank you for it.

To dispel an old myth, while I'm here. Some scenes in the film are in black and white while most of the film is in color. The reason for this has nothing to do with art; they were short of money, and black and white was cheaper in those days.

Enjoy.

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