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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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The title comes from a phrase in a Dylan Thomas poem See more »

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Remake 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
Sung by B.J. Thomas
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A different type of love story

I recently obtained this video from and envisioned that I was going to see the ubiquitous boy-meets-girl scenario. I was far wrong because what I ended up viewing was a more interesting and realistic portrayal of two people caught up in a crossfire between their feelings towards each other and the deterrents that nearly prevent them from fulfillling it. I must commend Malcolm McDowell for portraying the surly but tender male lead in a performance that is truly a step beyond his trademark stormy and negative characters. Nanette Newman,too, should be rewarded for playing the fragile and compassionate heroine.

It's a shame that Long Ago Tomorrow was virtually overlooked upon its release in 1971- hopefully, if more folks other than myself will see this picture, it may get the recognition it is due, significantly, for honestly portraying paraplegics as normal human beings like everyone else.


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