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Release Date:
July 1986 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ian McKellen ... Walter

Sarah Miles ... June

John Gordon Sinclair ... Graham (as Gordon Sinclair)

Tony Doyle ... Clive

Jim Broadbent ... Orderly
Christine Hargreaves ... Rita
Katherine Schofield ... Carole (as Catherine Schofield)
Debby Bishop ... Black Nurse (as Debbie Bishop)
Rowan Wylie ... White Nurse
Trevor Ray ... P.O.A. Officer

Tim Potter ... Squatters' Adviser
Peter Oliver ... Man in Hostel
Bob Cobbing ... Other Man in Hostel
Gary Olsen ... Shower Room Attendant

Jesse Birdsall ... Youth in Park
John Czeslaw ... Clifford

Directed by
Stephen Frears 
Writing credits
David Cook (dramatised by)

David Cook (novel: "Winter Doves")

Produced by
Patrick Cassavetti .... associate producer
Richard Creasey .... producer
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Cinematography by
Chris Menges 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
Art Direction by
Michael Minas 
Costume Design by
Monica Howe 
Makeup Department
Elaine Carew .... makeup artist
Anne McFadyen .... hair stylist
Production Management
Redmond Morris .... production manager
Sue Wall .... production executive
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raymond Day .... first assistant director
Chris Rose .... second assistant director
Chris Thompson .... third assistant director
Art Department
Katie Kilroy .... production buyer (as Kate Kilroy)
George Peppiatt .... property master
Stuart Rose .... assistant art director
Julian Rothenstein .... title design
Sound Department
Nicolas Gaster .... dubbing editor
Simon Harris .... assistant dubbing editor
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist
Peter Maxwell .... dubbing mixer
Clive Osborne .... sound assistant
John Relph .... boom operator (as John Ralph)
Clive Gardener .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Brigden .... clapper loader
Roy Cornwall .... focus puller
Jeremy Gee .... assistant camera
Ronnie Rampton .... gaffer
Ted Whitby .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Baxter .... wardrobe
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Nikki James .... second assistant editor
Budge Tremlett .... assistant editor (as 'Budge' Tremlett)
Music Department
John Richards .... music recordist
Other crew
Linda Bruce .... production assistant
Penny Eyles .... continuity
Joan Murphy .... assistant accountant
Steve Hancock .... studio projectionist (uncredited)
Brian Bird .... acknowledgment
David Parsons .... acknowledgment
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Loving Walter" - USA (DVD title)
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63 min
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
tough to watch, 8 April 2000
Author: bgilch from Montreal, Quebec

A study of a mentally-retarded adult as he copes with the decrepit British social services system of the Thatcher years. He keeps pigeons, walks aimlessly in the slums, can't hold a job, gets thrown in the worst hospital in England, and comes to love someone much like himself.

This careful and painful film shows McKellen and director Frears at their best. Not easy to watch and cruelly unsentimental, it is nonetheless an important classic of grit-level British realism. This film convinced me at a young age that I would never live in an England that treated people like this.

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