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The Browning Version -- Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension.


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Release Date:
12 October 1994 (USA) See more »
The greatest lessons in life are the ones learned by the heart. See more »
Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Albert Finney ... Andrew Crocker-Harris

Greta Scacchi ... Laura Crocker-Harris

Matthew Modine ... Frank Hunter

Julian Sands ... Tom Gilbert

Michael Gambon ... Dr. Frobisher
Ben Silverstone ... Taplow

Jim Sturgess ... Bryant (as James Sturgess)

Joseph Beattie ... Wilson
Mark Bolton ... Grantham
Tom Havelock ... Laughton
Walter Micklethwait ... Buller
Jotham Annan ... Prince Abakendi
David Lever ... David Fletcher
Bruce Myers ... Dr. Rafferty

Maryam d'Abo ... Diana
Heathcote Williams ... Dr. Lake

Oliver Milburn ... Trubshaw
Jeff Nuttall ... Lord Baxter
Dinah Stabb ... Jane Frobisher
Belinda Low ... Rowena Baxter
Stephen Mitchelson ... Newton
David Pullan ... Trimmer

George Harris ... Adakendi Senior
Mark Long ... Foster
Ingrid Parker ... Member of the Marquee Quintet
Amanda Kelly ... Member of the Marquee Quintet
Mirranda Rutter ... Member of the Marquee Quintet
Ameilia Cawood ... Member of the Marquee Quintet
William Slogrove ... Member of the Marquee Quintet

Directed by
Mike Figgis 
Writing credits
Terence Rattigan (play)

Ronald Harwood 

Produced by
Mimi Polk Gitlin .... producer
Ridley Scott .... producer
Olivia Stewart .... associate producer
Garth Thomas .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Jean-François Robin 
Film Editing by
Hervé Schneid 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
Production Design by
John Beard 
Art Direction by
Lucy Richardson 
Set Decoration by
Crispian Sallis 
Costume Design by
Fotini Dimou 
Makeup Department
Alan Boyle .... makeup artist: Mr. Finney
Tricia Cameron .... hair stylist
Tricia Cameron .... makeup artist
Heather Jones .... hair stylist
Heather Jones .... makeup artist
Lesley Rouvray .... chief hair stylist
Lesley Rouvray .... chief makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bellew .... second assistant director
Tommy Gormley .... second assistant director
Becky Harris .... third assistant director
John Watson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Steve Allaway .... carpenter
Malcolm Bensted .... stand-by props
Peter Bryant .... dressing props
Belinda Edwards .... production buyer
Alan Grenham .... painter
Craig Hillier .... construction manager
Martyn John .... assistant art director
Charlie McGinlay .... stand-by painter (as Charles McGinley)
Eddie McMahon .... stand-by props
Dennis Murray .... plasterer
Brian Payne .... property master
Steve Payne .... dressing props
Clive Rivers .... stagehand
Ron Ross .... stand-by carpenter
Ben Scott .... assistant art director
Lucinda Thomson .... art department assistant
Richard Weames .... carpenter
Brian West .... props storeman
Steve Williamson .... painter
Sound Department
Michael Crouch .... dialogue editor
Sarah Ellis .... assistant dialogue editor
Jonathan Enraght-Moony .... assistant foley editor
Martin Evans .... supervising sound editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Laurie .... assistant sound editor
Nicolas Le Messurier .... associate sound re-recording mixer (as Nick Le Messurier)
Chris Munro .... sound recordist
Graham Nieder .... sound maintenance
Len Tremble .... assistant dialogue editor (as Leonard Tremble)
Budge Tremlett .... foley editor
Colin Wood .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... aerial camera operator
Bill Beenham .... rigger
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Kevin Edland .... assistant gaffer
Simon Finney .... focus puller: second unit
Rebecca Granath .... video operator
Ron Herschman .... electrician
John Higgins .... gaffer
John Jordan .... focus puller
Chris Mortley .... electrician
Nick Pearson .... key grip
Ronnie Phillips .... electrician (as Ron Phillips)
Adam Suschitzky .... clapper loader
Malcolm Vinson .... camera operator: second unit
Al Watson .... generator operator
Severin Woxholt .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Romany Turner .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Bryan .... wardrobe assistant (as Jenny Bryant)
Romany Gluckman .... wardrobe assistant
Romany Turner .... wardrobe assistant (as Romany Gluckman)
Ros Ward .... wardrobe assistant
Patrick Wheatley .... wardrobe supervisor
Pat Williamson .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Catherine Bunce .... post-production coordinator
Hermione Byrt .... second assistant editor
Kevin A. Canamar .... assistant editor: USA
Simon Cozens .... second assistant editor
Julie Dole .... assistant editor: USA
Neil Farrell .... assistant editor
Les Healey .... first assistant editor
Nik Panic .... third assistant editor
John Victor-Smith .... additional editor
Music Department
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Jaime Estrada Torres .... assistant music editor
John Gale .... music consultant
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
Ken Kugler .... conductor
Barry Mockridge .... music assistant
Liz Schrek .... music coordinator
Mark Tucker .... assistant score engineer
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor (as Libby Barr)
Bobby Blues .... supervising production accountant (as Bob Blues)
Mike Braunholtz .... crowd marshall
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
Jessica Dunn .... assistant to producer
Arlen Figgis .... floor runner
Jacky Holding .... accounting assistant
Pauline Hume .... title designer
Wendy Lilly .... production secretary
Angus More Gordon .... location manager
Julie Payne .... assistant to producers
Sarah Spode .... assistant location manager
Annie Stewart .... assistant: Mr. Figgis
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)

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Rated R for some language
97 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Originally developed as a Ridley Scott directorial project.See more »
Miscellaneous: In the scene where Crock's students are struggling with a passage of Aeschylus in the original Greek, the books on their desks that they are supposedly reading from are English translations visible from their Penguin covers.See more »
Taplow:I feel sorry for him...
Boy:Sorry?! For old Hitler? You little arse licker!
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Movie Connections:
Version of Brauningova verzija (1973) (TV)See more »
Praise My Soul The King of HeavenSee more »


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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Schoolday memories, 30 June 2001
Author: armourjock from Melbourne, Australia

Albert Finney gives a classic portrayal of a teacher of the times. This movie shows so clearly the invisible gap which existed between teacher and pupil. It was extremely difficult if not impossible to come close to teachers in those days. The innocence of Taplow played brilliantly by Ben Silverstone and his genuine regard and respect for the aging Crocker=Harris, provides the viewer with an intimate encounter in which this teacher who is in a failed marriage, has not accomplished his ambitions to be head of the school, suddenly realises in the form of "Taplow", that he is genuinely loved for what he is, a good teacher who showed his love for the boys by, discipline and teaching. Little wonder that Crocker-Harris weeps when the truth dawns on him. Watch this movie and weep too. Absolutely first class.

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