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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:
10 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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A fascinating story about fascism - WARNING! Psychoanalytic content See more (249 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
Dennis Fraser .... grip
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?

The lyrics sung by Pink as he huddled in the bathroom stall later resurfaced in the songs "Your Possible Pasts" on Pink Floyd's follow-up album "The Final Cut" and "5:11 AM (The Moment of Clarity)" on Waters' first solo album "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking". Waters had originally offered the other members of Pink Floyd the concepts for "The Wall" and "Hitch Hiking". They chose "The Wall".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:
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Why were the songs "Hey You" and "The Show Must Go On" left out of the film?
How does the band and crew feel about the film?
Is the crossed-hammer insignia a real neo-Nazi symbol?
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105 out of 141 people found the following review useful.
A fascinating story about fascism - WARNING! Psychoanalytic content, 10 October 1999
Author: stills-6 from california

The opening tracking shot of a hotel hallway that resembles a prison should clue you in as to what awaits. There are so many things to like and be fascinated by in this movie. And for all of its avant-garde leanings, this is actually a very classically designed story. An iconoclastic music star, Pink Floyd, tries/tries not to think about his past and how he got to where he is, which is borderline psychotic. And because he's so disturbed, he can't even think in a linear way, so the journey we take into his mind is necessarily whacked-out.

We also get to see how fascism is born from misdirected hate and idolatry. As a rock star, Floyd has seen the adulation of his audiences, so he's familiar with the phenomenon. But at the same time, he detests them for buying into his act. It's like the old Groucho Marx joke about refusing membership to any group who would let you in. He knows he's a fake (his teachers and people like his wife have told him so), so everyone else who thinks he's real must be fakes also. It's a big cyclic game. So he can't let any of them in, behind his wall, because they are, by definition, phony.

It's interesting, also, to think about how he has turned full circle into fascism. It's just part of his dream and how he deals with his anger, but it's also an interesting reaction to the absent father. Had there been no homosexuals or Jews etc., there would have been no need for a Hitler, and therefore there would have been no need for his father to die. But instead of hating Nazis, he hates the people that "provoked" the Nazis. (I could go on for days with stuff like this, but I'll stop here.)

Just watch the movie and be impressed with the way it works on so many levels.

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