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The Lottery (1969)

 -  Short | Horror  -  1969 (USA)
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William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Joe Summers (as William Benedict)
William Fawcett ...
Joe Haworth ...
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Jim Boles ...
Mr. Graves
Donna Bowen
Blanche Bronte ...
Mrs. Delacroix
Alan Brown ...
Mr. Delacroix
Nancy Hale ...
Mrs. Adams
Susan Healy
Gavin Jones
Mavonwe Jones
Dorothy Konrad ...
Janie Dunbar
Richard Kozloski ...
Steve Adams
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Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's "Short Story Showcase" series, this movie has been ranked by the Academic Film Archive "as one of the two bestselling educational films ever". It has an accompanying ten-minute commentary film, "Discussion of 'The Lottery'" by USC English professor Dr. James Durbin. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) See more »

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Nothing can prepare you for the shocking climax
22 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I never read the short story, so watching this short film was a true shocker for me. Like many other people, I saw this in my English class a long time ago and since then, I still haven't seen it. But I still remember that time, it really stays with you. I remember everyone in my class with their jaws dropping, we couldn't believe it, it was awesome. The surprising thing about it is that you think the movie is silly at the beginning, the characters are annoying, and its just something the teacher is making us watch to waste time. But once these characters do something unexpected, its when you feel you need to thank your teacher. If you ever get to see this, then you are lucky. Or read the short story by Shirley Jackson, its probably better.


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