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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bruce Pritchard
Nanette Newman ...
Jill Matthews
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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
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
Harold Pritchard
Chris Chittell ...
Terry (as Christopher Chittell)
Jack Woolgar ...
Bruce's Father
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Dr. Mathews
Constance Chapman ...
Mrs. Mathews
Michael Lees ...
Geoffrey
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Mr. Latbury
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Storyline

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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Long Ago, Tomorrow  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from a phrase in a Dylan Thomas poem 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 »

Soundtracks

Onward Christian Soldiers
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
First line sung by Malcolm McDowell
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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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