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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)

The Raging Moon (original title)
Bruce Pritchard is paralysed mysteriously after his Brothers wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home. Angry and depressed, he finds hope with a nurse. Can Bruce find a life outside the home?

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Sarah Charles
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Uncle Bob
Gerald Sim ...
Rev. Corbett
Michael Flanders ...
Clarence Marlow
Margery Mason ...
Matron
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Bill Charles
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Harold Pritchard
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Terry (as Christopher Chittell)
Jack Woolgar ...
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Dr. Mathews
Constance Chapman ...
Mrs. Mathews
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Geoffrey
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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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"It does matter. Everything matters. If I don't believe that, I've had it."

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Drama | Romance

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16 April 1971 (Ireland)  »

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Gary Oldman said in an interview that after watching this movie as a little kid, he was so impressed by the movie, especially by Malcolm McDowell performance that he decided that he wanted to become an actor. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Pritchard: Hey, don't cry.There's nothing to cry about.
Jill Matthews: I'm not.
Bruce Pritchard: It's no good being in love if it makes you cry.
Jill Matthews: I'm not crying.
Bruce Pritchard: I only want to make you happy.
Jill Matthews: Oh, you do.
Bruce Pritchard: What?
Jill Matthews: You do.
Bruce Pritchard: That's why you're crying? Because you're happy? You're going to be crying for all your married life, then.
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Connections

Referenced in O Lucky Malcolm! (2006) See more »

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A Time for Winning
Written by Tony Macaulay, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
Performed by Blue Mink
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Excellent portrayal of a person with injury and disability
25 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I accidentally saw this in 1981, just flipping channels. It is a powerful story with excellent acting by Malcolm McDowell, and was ahead of its time on issues of disability. It starts with an injury to a young soccer player (McDowell) and then proceeds to show various stages in his mental adjustment to his permanent condition, the relationships he forms, and moves toward a powerful look at meaning and purpose in life beyond the difficulties we face, without minimizing those difficulties. It is much more than an "overcoming injury" story, of which there are many. It is drama at its best. I recommend it especially for those who work with persons with disabilities, but beyond that to anyone who enjoys great drama.


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