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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
"The Raging Moon" (original title)

GP  -  Drama | Romance  -  16 April 1971 (Ireland)
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Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the... See full summary »

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Bruce Pritchard
Nanette Newman ...
Jill Matthews
Georgia Brown ...
Sarah Charles
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Uncle Bob
Gerald Sim ...
Rev. Carbett
Michael Flanders ...
Clarence Marlow
Margery Mason ...
Matron
Barry Jackson ...
Bill Charles
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
Harold Pritchard
Chris Chittell ...
Terry (as Christopher Chittell)
Jack Woolgar ...
Bruce's Father
Norman Bird ...
Dr. Matthews
Constance Chapman ...
Mrs. Matthews
Michael Lees ...
Geoffrey
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Mr. Latbury
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Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Version of Boy Meets Girl: The Raging Moon (1967) See more »

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Long Ago Tomorrow
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Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
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Alex the Droog's parallel but flip side
21 August 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Around the same time that Malcolm McDowell became famous as Alex in "A Clockwork Orange", he also starred in "The Raging Moon" (called "Long Ago Tomorrow" in the United States). He plays Bruce Pritchard, a football player - that's soccer player to us Americans - whose legs give out and he has to live in a home for invalids. Here he meets Jill Matthews (Nanette Newman), and his relationship with her prompts him to start rebelling against the institutions mores. But there's no sugary ending here.

I would say that McDowell's role here bears some similarities to Alex in "ACO", but is obviously a totally different kind of person. Neither character really fits in with society, and they both end up confined. Of course, Alex lives a life of ultra-violence, while Bruce is a perfectly calm and reasonable individual.

Maybe I'm the only person who even thinks this. I thought that they did a very well job with the movie. It paints not so bleak a portrait of it's town as "Kes" does, but this still doesn't look like a very pleasant setting. Certainly the convalescence home is the less desirable of the two settings within the movie. For me, the setting took precedence over Bruce and Jill's relationship. I recommend this film.

PS: was co-star Bernard Lee the same guy who played M in the James Bond movies?


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