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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:
Grab a gun and shoot the establishment - If.... See more (151 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:
1.66 : 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:
The Packhorse café doesn't exist any more. It was on the A5, a few miles south of Dunstable near Kensworth. The white railings just before they pull into the café are still there. Where J&H Packhorse café was is now a filling station.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bobby Phillips is summoned by Rowntree back to the Whips' study, there is a Yale-type lock on the outside of the study door. The next shot of him entering the study taken from inside, shows the lock on the outside of the door missing.See more »
Quotes:
[after lights-out]
Mick Travis:[whispering] Stephans. Whatever you're doing now... don't.
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Movie Connections:
References Othello (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Toccata, 5th Organ Symphony Opus 42 No 1See more »

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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Grab a gun and shoot the establishment - If...., 14 February 2005
Author: Simon Rickards from United Kingdom

When If.. was re-released at the end of the 1990s, it came with the slogan: 'An Anarchist's Punk Dream!' This certainly summarises the film's main ethos, in which revolution and the dream of blowing up the old school master is a dream of every anti-social English school boy. MacDowel is superb in this film, and he apparently landed the gig for A Clockwork Orange through Kubrick watching this film several times. The direction is also brilliant by Lyndsey Anderson, who unfortunately never amounted to much after this. If you're interested in the changing attitudes of English society during the 1960's then watch if..., as there's no better illustration. One of the all time British classics, with a bizarre sequel called 'Oh Lucky Man'.

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