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Writers:
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay)
Anthony Burgess (novel)
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Release Date:
2 February 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was he ? See more »
Plot:
In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Malcolm McDowell ... Alex

Patrick Magee ... Mr. Alexander

Michael Bates ... Chief Guard

Warren Clarke ... Dim
John Clive ... Stage Actor

Adrienne Corri ... Mrs. Alexander
Carl Duering ... Dr. Brodsky
Paul Farrell ... Tramp

Clive Francis ... Lodger
Michael Gover ... Prison Governor
Miriam Karlin ... Catlady
James Marcus ... Georgie

Aubrey Morris ... Deltoid
Godfrey Quigley ... Prison Chaplain
Sheila Raynor ... Mum
Madge Ryan ... Dr. Branom
John Savident ... Conspirator
Anthony Sharp ... Minister
Philip Stone ... Dad
Pauline Taylor ... Dr. Taylor (Psychiatrist)

Margaret Tyzack ... Conspirator

Steven Berkoff ... Det. Const. Tom
Lindsay Campbell ... Police Inspector

Michael Tarn ... Pete

David Prowse ... Julian
Barrie Cookson ... Dr. Alcott, Ludovico Center check-in
Jan Adair ... Handmaiden in Bible Fantasy
Gaye Brown ... Sophisto

Peter Burton ... Junior Minister - Minister Frederick's Aid
John J. Carney ... Detective sergeant
Vivienne Chandler ... Handmaiden in Bible Fantasy
Richard Connaught ... Billyboy
Prudence Drage ... Handmaiden in Bible fantasy

Carol Drinkwater ... Nurse Feeley
Lee Fox ... Desk Sergeant
Cheryl Grunwald ... Rape Victim in Film
Gillian Hills ... Sonietta
Craig Hunter ... Doctor
Shirley Jaffe ... Victim of Billyboy's gang
Virginia Wetherell ... Stage Actress
Neil Wilson ... Prison Check-in Officer
Katya Wyeth ... Girl in Ascot Fantasy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Abbott ... Rex - Police Landrover Driver / 1st Policeman at Duke of York (uncredited)
Jack Arrow ... Mustachioed Ludovico Technician (uncredited)
Joe Bartlett ... Smiley Prisoner next to Kissy Faced Prisoner (uncredited)
Roy Beck ... Prison Officer in Chapel (uncredited)
Robert Bruce ... Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited)
Maurice Bush ... Charlie - Security Guard outside Alex's Ludovico Room (uncredited)
Steadman Clark ... 3rd Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited)

George Coulouris ... Professor (uncredited)
Jeremy Curry ... Jesus Christ (uncredited)
David Dawkins ... Humming Technician (uncredited)
Barbie Denham ... Bar Customer (uncredited)
Andros Epaminondas ... Bearded Man in Record Shop (uncredited)
Helen Ford ... Old Lady at Duke of York (uncredited)
Norman Gay ... BBC Producer (uncredited)
Dr. Gundry ... Dr. Lidlock (uncredited)
Peter Hannon ... 2nd Policeman at Duke of York (uncredited)
Margaret Heald ... Nurse Braindrain (who comes in with psychiatrist) (uncredited)
Nicholas Hill ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fred Hugh ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Harry Hutchinson ... Tramp beating up Alex (uncredited)
Katharina Kubrick ... Girl Passing Alex in Record Store (uncredited)
Viktor Lutze ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Olive Mercer ... Old Lady at Duke of York (uncredited)
Leslie Nye ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Glenys O'Brien ... Brunette Girl (uncredited)
George O'Gorman ... Record Bootik Clerk (uncredited)
Nat Pearn ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Rex Rashley ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Fred Real ... Prison Check-In (uncredited)

Pat Roach ... Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited)
Henry Robert ... Desk Policeman (uncredited)
Billy Russell ... Professor attacked by Alex & Droogs in Library (uncredited)
Winifred Sabine ... Old Lady at Duke of York (uncredited)
Barbara Scott ... Marty (uncredited)
Shane Shelton ... Burbling Boy (uncredited)
George Spence ... Tramp beating up Alex (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... Man with Flowers in Hospital (uncredited)
Tom Sye ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Arthur Tatler ... Convict Pianist (uncredited)
Alec Wallis ... Conspirator D.B. Da Silva (uncredited)
Sister Watkins ... Dr. Lidlock's Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay)

Anthony Burgess (novel)

Produced by
Stanley Kubrick .... producer
Si Litvinoff .... executive producer
Max L. Raab .... executive producer
Bernard Williams .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
John Alcott (lighting cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Butler 
 
Casting by
James Liggat  (as Jimmy Liggat)
 
Production Design by
John Barry 
 
Art Direction by
Russell Hagg 
Peter Sheilds 
 
Costume Design by
Milena Canonero 
 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hairdresser
Barbara Daly .... makeup artist
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist (as Fred Williamson)
Jim Gillespie .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Dusty Symonds .... assistant director
Raymond Becket .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Bruton .... prop master
Peter Hancock .... prop man
Tommy Ibbetson .... prop man
Christiane Kubrick .... special paintings and sculpture
Cornelius Makkink .... special paintings and sculpture
Herman Makkink .... special paintings and sculpture
Liz Moore .... special paintings and sculpture
John Oliver .... prop man
Bill Welch .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
André Dias .... dialogue recordist (international versions)
André Dias .... dubbing editor (international versions)
Peter Glossop .... boom operator
Eddie Haben .... dubbing mixer
John Jordan .... sound recordist
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Sandy DellaMarie .... digital production coordinator: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
George Gervan .... digital paint artist: Pacific itle & Art Studio: re-release
Richard Gervan .... digital paint artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Martin Hall .... digital paint artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Maureen Healy .... digital paint artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Heather Hoyland .... lead digital compositor: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Greg Kimble .... digital compositor: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Chris Crowell .... digital compositor (restored version) (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy Scammell .... stunt arranger
Eddie Frewin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Bogue .... electrician (as Louis Bogue)
Don Budge .... grip
Tony Cridlin .... grip
Ernest Day .... camera operator (as Ernie Day)
Ron Drinkwater .... focus puller
Laurie Frost .... camera assistant
Derek Gattrell .... electrician (as Derek Gatrell)
David Lenham .... camera assistant
Mike Molloy .... camera operator
Frank Wardale .... supervising electrician
Bob Bremner .... electrician (uncredited)
Stanley Kubrick .... camera operator (uncredited)
Douglas Milsome .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ken Worringham .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... assistant editor
Peter Burgess .... assistant editor
Gary Shepherd .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Terence A. Clegg .... location manager (as Terence Clegg)
 
Music Department
Wendy Carlos .... electronic music composed and realised by (as Walter Carlos)
Erika Eigen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Len Barnard .... production accountant
Andros Epaminondas .... production assistant
Jan Harlan .... assistant to producer
Kay Johnson .... director's secretary
Mike Kaplan .... promotion coordinator
Jonathan Marshall .... technical advisor (as Jon Marshall)
Arthur Morgan .... location liaison
Loretta Ordewer .... production secretary
June Randall .... continuity
Margaret Adams .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pablo Ferro .... title designer (uncredited)
Anthony Frewin .... assistant: Stanley Kubrick (uncredited)
Dick Haydon .... stand-in: male (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
136 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (Warnercolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (re-issue) | Mono
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R18+ | Brazil:16 | Canada:R (Alberta/Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18A (Ontario) (re-rating) (2007) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 (1989) | Finland:K-18 (1972) | France:16 | Greece:K-17 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 (re-rating) (2000) | Ireland:(Banned) (1971-2000) | Israel:X (original rating) | Israel:18 (video rating) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) (1998) | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:(Banned) (original rating) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) | South Africa:18 (Certificate G/1999/0748 DVD) | South Korea:(Banned) | South Korea:18 (2005) (DVD rating) | South Korea:18 (2004) | Spain:(Banned) (original rating) | Spain:18 (re-rating) (1975) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R (certificate #22962) (edited for re-rating) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The society depicted in the film was perceived by some as Communist (as Michel Ciment pointed out in an interview with Stanley Kubrick) due to its slight ties to Russian culture. The teenage slang has a heavily Russian influence, as in the novel; Anthony Burgess explains the slang as being, in part, intended to draw a reader into the world of the book's characters and to prevent the book from becoming outdated. There is some evidence to suggest that the society is a socialist one, or perhaps a society evolving from a failed socialism into a fully fascist society. In the novel, streets have paintings of working men in the style of Russian socialist art, and in the film, there is a mural of socialist artwork with obscenities drawn on it. As Malcolm McDowell points out on the DVD commentary, Alex's residence was shot on failed Labour Party architecture, and the name "Municipal Flat Block 18A, Linear North" alludes to socialist-style housing. Later in the film, when the new right-wing government takes power, the atmosphere is certainly more authoritarian than the anarchist air of the beginning. Kubrick's response to Ciment's question remained ambiguous as to exactly what kind of society it is. Kubrick asserted that the film held comparisons between both the left and right end of the political spectrum and that there is little difference between the two. Kubrick stated, "The Minister, played by Anthony Sharp, is clearly a figure of the Right. The writer, Patrick Magee, is a lunatic of the Left... They differ only in their dogma. Their means and ends are hardly distinguishable."See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the two policemen try to drown Alex in the water trough, we can still hear his voice unimpeded.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Alex:There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Psycho Legacy (2010) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Sea And Sinbad's ShipSee more »

FAQ

Did Alex go back to his old ways at the end?
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549 out of 870 people found the following review useful.
Best movie ever made, 27 June 2001
Author: Christian Jahnsen from Hillerød, Denmark

A Clockwork Orange is the finest film that has ever been made, in my view. Stanley Kubrick has made so many masterpieces, and is by far the best director that ever graced our world. A Clockwork Orange is simply his finest hour!

The film grabs you and glues you to your seat from start to finish. Malcolm McDowell gives us a shining example of superior acting, and the movie is as perverted as any of Kubrick's masterpieces (and then some!). It contains horrifying violence, extreme emotions, perversity and weirdness at it's very worst. It all boils down to serve you a plethora of thoughts for you to take with you and contemplate, after the film ends.

However, with all the perversity bursting out of this film, you will probably NOT like this film the first time you see it. I know I didn't. Fortunately, I gave it a second chance, and thought: Hey, it was actually not bad at all. After the third time, I was lost for words.

After the fourth time, there was little doubt in my mind, that this was the finest film ever made, and regardless of how many great masterpieces I see, A Clockwork Orange still towers above them. I'm sure you'll agree, if you give it the chance it deserves, although it may require for you to see it more than once.

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