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Walter (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  July 1986 (USA)
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A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.

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Walter
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Sarah - Walter's mother
Arthur Whybrow ...
Walter's father
Tony Melody ...
Mr. Hingley
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Mr. Richards
Linda Polan ...
Miss Rushden
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Mike - Stockroom
Lesley Clare O'Neill ...
Jean - Stockroom
Paula Tilbrook ...
Mrs. Ashby
Marjorie Yates ...
Social Worker
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Joseph - Orderly
Kenny Ireland ...
Angus - Orderly
Don McKillop ...
Mr. Lipman (as Donald McKillop)
Nabil Shaban ...
Ben Gunn
Bob Flag ...
Harold
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A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.

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Shown on the opening night of Channel 4 in the United Kingdom in 1982. It brought a storm or protest however from many of the large first night audience who had expected lighter fare. See more »

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Remarkable acting - Remarkable film
12 November 2003 | by (london england) – See all my reviews

Sir Ian Mckellen is without doubt one of the finest actors performing today. To truly appreciate the depth of his acting talents , I urge you to watch " Walter " ( aka Loving Walter ). Do not let the fact that this being a "made for television" film put you off . It brought Sir Ian's acting talents to the viewing masses in Britain and in doing so raised his profile immeasureably. It is by no means an easy film to watch. With a subject matter of mental illness and societies victorian ways of dealing with it , there is no feel good factor to be found here . It is the strength of Sir Ian's performance that will keep you glued to the screen . I am fortunate enough to have the original videotape of Walter that I recorded some years ago and the follow up film Loving Walter . I am pleased to say that the DVD of Loving Walter is due for release ( and about time too ) on the 2nd December 2003 . Buy it , rent it , watch it . You will not be disappointed .


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