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Release Date:
July 1986 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Ian McKellen ... Walter

Sarah Miles ... June
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debby Bishop ... Black Nurse

Jim Broadbent ... Orderly
Frankie Connolly ... Young Walter
Tony Doyle ... Clive

John Gordon Sinclair ... Graham
Christine Hargreaves ... Rita

Barbara Jefford ... Walter's mother
Gary Olsen ... Shower Room Attendant

Tim Potter ... Squatter's Advisor
Trevor Ray ... POA Officer
Katherine Schofield ... Carole
Nabil Shaban ... Ben Gunn
Paula Tilbrook ... Mrs. Ashby
Arthur Whybrow ... Walter's father
Rowan Wylie ... White Nurse
Marjorie Yates ... Social Worker

Directed by
Stephen Frears 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Cook 

Produced by
Richard Creasey .... producer
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Cinematography by
Chris Menges 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
Art Direction by
Stuart Rose 
Sound Department
Clive Gardener .... assistant dubbing editor
Simon Harris .... assistant sound editor
Tony Jackson .... sound mixer
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
Other crew
Steve Hancock .... studio projectionist (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Loving Walter" - USA (DVD title)
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63 min
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9 out of 13 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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