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Pink Floyd The Wall -- A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
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Release Date:
17 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Pink Floyd The Wall. Now The Film. See more »
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination See more »
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An assault on the senses, and a really great film! See more (250 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Geldof ... Pink
Christine Hargreaves ... Pink's Mother
James Laurenson ... J.A. Pinkerton (Pink's Father)
Eleanor David ... Pink's Wife
Kevin McKeon ... Young Pink

Bob Hoskins ... Rock and Roll Manager
David Bingham ... Little Pink

Jenny Wright ... American Groupie
Alex McAvoy ... Teacher
Ellis Dale ... English Doctor
James Hazeldine ... Lover
Ray Mort ... Playground Father
Margery Mason ... Teacher's Wife (as Marjorie Mason)
Robert Bridges ... American Doctor

Michael Ensign ... Hotel Manager
Marie Passarelli ... Spanish Maid
Winston Rose ... Security Guard

Joanne Whalley ... Groupie

Nell Campbell ... Groupie
Emma Longfellow ... Groupie
Lorna Barton ... Groupie
Rod Bedall ... Roadie
Peter Jonfield ... Roadie

Philip Davis ... Roadie
Gary Olsen ... Roadie
Eddie Tagoe ... Minder
Dennis Fletcher ... Minder
Jonathan Scott ... Registrat
Joanna Dickens ... Dancing Teacher
John Scott Martin ... Dancing Teacher
Marilyn Thomas ... Teacher
Brenda Cowling ... Teacher
Michael Burrell ... Teacher
Malcolm Rogers ... Teacher
John Broughton ... Teacher
Jon Paul Morgan ... Housekeeper (as John Paul Morgan)

Albert Moses ... Janitor
Vincent Wong ... Paramedic
Marc Atwood ... Paramedic (as Mark Newman)
Lucita Lijertwood ... Smash & Grab Lady
Betty Whelan ... Smash & Grab Lady
David Fleeshman ... Man on Station (as David Fleesham)
Joanna Andrews ... Wedding Witness
Diana King ... Wedding Witness
Roger Kemp ... Wedding Witness
David Smythe ... Pink's Friend
Keith Wray ... Pink's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Fielder ... Policeman (uncredited)
Debbie King ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Roger Waters ... Best Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Parker 
Writing credits
Roger Waters (album "The Wall")

Roger Waters (screenplay)

Produced by
Alan Marshall .... producer
Stephen O'Rourke .... executive producer
Garth Thomas .... associate producer
Original Music by
Roger Waters 
Cinematography by
Peter Biziou (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gerry Hambling 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Production Design by
Brian Morris 
Art Direction by
Chris Burke 
Clinton Cavers 
Costume Design by
Penny Rose 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Peter Frampton .... makeup artist
Barry Richardson .... hair stylist
Martin Samuel .... hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Kohn .... unit manager
Lance Paul .... production supervisor: animation
David Wimbury .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director
Steve Harding .... third assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director
Gerald Scarfe .... director: animation sequences
Art Department
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman
David Appleby .... stagehand
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Jill Brooks .... animation art director
Mick Chubbock .... plasterer
Paul Duff .... carpenter
Bernie Hearn .... props (as Bernard Hearn)
Dave Jordan .... property master
Katie Kilroy .... property buyer (as Kate Kilroy)
John King .... draughtsman
Martin Kingsley .... props
Jim Morahan .... draughtsman
Grahame Ménage .... scenic artist
Arnold Oke .... carpenter
Terry Perks .... props (as Terence Perks)
Tony Rimmington .... draughtsman (as Anthony Rimmington)
Janet Shearer .... scenic artist
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by prop man
Michael Spivey .... painter
Andy Warne .... plasterer
John Wells .... prop storeman
John Wilson .... draper
Duncan Guest .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rowland Fowles .... boom operator
James Guthrie .... sound coordinator
James Guthrie .... sound engineer
Graham V. Hartstone .... dubbing mixer (as Graham Hartstone)
Eddy Joseph .... sound editor
Nicolas Le Messurier .... dubbing mixer (as Nicholas Le Messurier)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
Alan Paley .... sound effects editor
Alan Pattillo .... sound effects editor
Kim Richards .... sound recordist
Ken Weston .... boom operator
Clive Winter .... production sound mixer
Jonathan Andrews .... sound maintentance (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
Graham Longhurst .... special effects
Neil Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ricky Farns .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Philip Sharpe .... model maker
David Smith .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Tony Willis .... effects cameraman (uncredited)
Peter Brayham .... stunt arranger (as Peter Braham)
Terry Cade .... stunts
Greg Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... focus puller (as Ronnie Anscombe)
David Appleby .... still photographer
George Beavis .... camera grip
Tony Brown .... clapper loader
Joe Finn .... rigger
Denis Fraser .... grip (as Dennis Fraser)
David Garfath .... camera operator
Jeremy Gee .... clapper loader
Chris King .... animation camera operator
Colin Manning .... camera grip
John Stanier .... camera operator
Chris Tanner .... focus puller
John Tythe .... gaffer
Robert Edward Crawford .... camera operator: rostrum camera (uncredited)
Martin Evans .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ray Meehan .... best boy (uncredited)
Ronnie Rampton .... gaffer (uncredited)
Jim Smart .... best boy (uncredited)
Animation Department
Roland Carter .... animation coordinator
Chris Caunter .... animator
Steve Colwell .... animation checker
Michael Gabriel .... background artist (as Michael Gabrial)
Bill Hajee .... animator
Judy Howieson .... assistant animator
Les Matjas .... animator
Alastair McIlwain .... animator
Greg Miller .... animator
Gerald Scarfe .... animation director
Carol Slade .... assistant animator
Mike Stuart .... key animator
Alan Best .... background artist (uncredited)
Alan Best .... layout artist (uncredited)
Nick Burgess-Jones .... final checker (uncredited)
Sandy Houston .... painter (uncredited)
Angela Kovacs .... animator (uncredited)
George Murphy .... animator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Margery Simkin .... casting: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ken Crouch .... wardrobe assistant
Pat Griffiths .... wardrobe assistant
John Hilling .... wardrobe master
Pip Newbery .... wardrobe mistress
Penny Rose .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Clive Barrett .... assistant editor
Jeremy Gibbs .... assistant editor
Leonard Green .... assistant editor
Robert Hambling .... assistant editor
Music Department
Andy Brown .... additional musician
Michael A. Carter .... music engineer
Joe Chemay .... additional musician
Noël Davies .... choir leader (as Noel Davis)
Robert Ezrin .... additional musician (as Bob Ezrin)
Robert Ezrin .... music producer: original album "The Wall" (as Bob Ezrin)
Stan Farber .... additional musician
David Gilmour .... film music producer
David Gilmour .... music producer: original album "The Wall"
David Gilmour .... musician
James Guthrie .... film music producer
Andy Jackson .... music engineer (as Andrew Jackson)
Jon Joyce .... additional musician
Michael Kamen .... conductor
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator
Brian Lintern .... music editor
Freddie Mandell .... additional musician
Nick Mason .... musician
John McClure .... music engineer (as John McCluer)
Pink Floyd .... musician
Jeff Porcaro .... additional musician
Joe Porcaro .... additional musician
Lee Ritenour .... additional musician
Steve Sidwell .... musician
Nigel Taylor .... music engineer
Toni Tennille .... additional musician
Roger Waters .... music producer: original album "The Wall"
Roger Waters .... musician
Richard Wright .... musician
Other crew
Allen Burry .... publicist
Allen Burry .... publicity man
Paul Cadiou .... production accountant
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor
Sue Edwards .... production secretary
Gillian Gregory .... choreographer
Christopher Knowles .... production assistant
Angela Micklesburgh .... assistant: Mr. Parker and Mr. Marshall
Nick Price .... production assistant
Jenny Reid .... continuity
Sally Shewring .... production coordinator
Jenny Steele .... researcher
Liz Watson .... assistant: Mr. O'Rourke
Peter Fischer .... in memory of

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Wall" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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95 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints) | Mono (some 35 mm prints)
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (VHS rating) | Canada:18A (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Israel:PG | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:R16 (DVD rating) (2003) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (re-rating) (1999) (uncut) | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1991) (cut) | South Korea:(Banned) (1982-1991) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (Approved No. 29675) | West Germany:16
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Scenes for the song "Hey You" were filmed, showing British police in riot gear facing off against a mob. During editing, Roger Waters and Alan Parker watched a rough cut of the film thus far. As they watched, they felt the film becoming more and more depressing, and on the spur of the moment decided that "Hey You" would be cut to both lighten the tone of the film and because it was running too long, in addition to its duplicating shots already used in other songs. The cut material was thought to be lost for some time, until a workprint (a rough cut used to build the edit before the original negatives are cut to match) was found to contain the "Hey You" segment, although only in black and white, heavily spliced, and with the editor's markings all over the film. In the DVD commentary, Roger Waters and Alan Parker explain that most of the footage from "Hey You" still exists in the original negatives because it was used in various scenes throughout the rest of the movie, as do several other out-takes and deleted shots (including one of Pink in the soldiers' hospital throwing things at the walls and windows, and some animated shots from "The Wall" show). In addition, at least one shot from "Hey You" that does not appear elsewhere in the film was used in the original theatrical trailer.See more »
Continuity: Money stuffed into theatre manager's jacket pocket during the overdose scene disappears/reappears a couple of times.See more »
[first lines]
Pink:[singing] So ya, thought ya might like to, go to the show. To feel the warm thrill of confusing that space cadet glow. Tell me is something eluding you sunshine? Is this not what you expected to see? If you wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes, you'll just have to claw your way through this disguise!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Roger Waters the Wall (2014)See more »
The Thin IceSee more »


Why were the songs "Hey You" and "The Show Must Go On" left out of the film?
How does Pink magically transform into a Neo-Nazi leader and garner hundreds of supporters?
Is the crossed-hammer insignia a real neo-Nazi symbol?
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87 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
An assault on the senses, and a really great film!, 17 May 1999
Author: andy-227 from Sterling Heights, Michigan

"Pink Floyd The Wall" is a great film, based on the already great album by Pink Floyd! I was stunned by the use of imagery, combined with the great soundtrack of the album, which gave us a strange, drugged up vision of what a burnt out rock star would see. It's really crazy! Yet it shows how these famous rock stars are bombarded with fame and applause, and how insane it can drive an already disturbed person. "The Wall" itself, is the isolation and separation from society and saneness, which is a place that can easily be avoided if only people gave us a fair chance to. The depressing part about the film is that none of this is the rock star's fault. He was driven to it by loneliness in his growing up years(since he lost his father to the war), along with psychological torment by his teachers, parents, and above all, his sexually controlling wife. The movie is twisted because this is how the lead character sees the world. Worse yet, after he has already been driven to the edge of his own sanity, in his mind, the people who drove him to that edge, come back to testify against him. It's weird the first time you watch it, and looks a lot like a crazy music video that was pulled out of MTV. The only difference is that this one is telling a story, and has been transferred to the big wide screen. Alan Parker has directed the film, but Roger Waters seems to be in charge here, because it's his album, his story, and his conception. All that's really been done here is transforming the album to celluloid. I in some ways, like this better than the album, because now we have images to reinforce the songs and the story. I wish I could have seen this on the big screen, because the variety of images and the loud music seem compressed and compacted on a small TV set. You might not understand this the first time, especially if you haven't heard the album yet. But it really is a great film, and it actually has a story and a point that most music videos today unfortunately lack! I think that this film will teach people the reasons why these talented individuals suffer and lose their minds. The people that have guided and taken care of them while they grew up, often take away their ability to happily and normally function on their own. And the album and film's lesson is for not only the people who drove him to his wall to back off, but for him to pull himself out.

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