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Barry Lyndon (1975)

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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director:

Stanley Kubrick

Writers:

Stanley Kubrick (written for the screen by), William Makepeace Thackeray (novel)
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Top Rated Movies #205 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan O'Neal ... Barry Lyndon
Marisa Berenson ... Lady Honoria Lyndon
Patrick Magee ... The Chevalier du Balibari
Hardy Krüger ... Capt. Potzdorf (as Hardy Kruger)
Steven Berkoff ... Lord Ludd
Gay Hamilton Gay Hamilton ... Nora Brady
Marie Kean ... Barry's Mother
Diana Körner ... Lischen (as Diana Koerner)
Murray Melvin ... Rev. Samuel Runt
Frank Middlemass ... Sir Charles Lyndon
André Morell ... Lord Gustavus Adolphus Wendover (as Andre Morell)
Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan ... Capt. Feeny - the Highwayman
Godfrey Quigley ... Capt. Grogan
Leonard Rossiter ... Capt. John Quin
Philip Stone ... Graham
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Storyline

In the eighteenth century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady (Gay Hamilton). When Nora gets engaged to British Captain John Quin (Leonard Rossiter), Barry challenges him to a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without an alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army, where he saves the life of his Captain and becomes his protégé and spy of Irish gambler Chevalier de Balibari (Patrick Magee). He helps Chevalier and becomes his associate until he decides to marry the wealthy Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). They move to England and Barry, in his obsession of nobility, dissipates her fortune and makes a dangerous and revengeful enemy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Great was his rise...And much greater his fall. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Stanley Kubrick: [Bathrooms] Barry Lyndon apologizes to Lady Lyndon while she is in the bath. See more »

Goofs

When Barry disguises himself as Lt. Fakenham to desert from British army, he should have riding boots. Instead, he wears the gaiters that soldiers serving on foot wore. That would stand out, to any soldiers of the day, and lead to his immediate detection. (Potzdorf, for example, wears riding boots; as a captain, his rank would require him to ride.) See more »

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[first lines]
[two figures visible on the horizon prepare to duel. Three witnesses stand between them]
Second: Gentlemen, cock your pistols! Gentlemen...
Narrator: Barry's father...
Second: ...aim your pistols!
Narrator: ...had been bred, like many other young sons of a genteel family, to the profession of the law.
Second: One!
Narrator: And there is no doubt he would've...
Second: Two!
Narrator: ...made an eminent figure in his profession...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in My Name Is Bond... James Bond (1979) See more »

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Women of Ireland
Composed by Sean O'Riada
Harp: Derek Bell
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A Challenging Piece to Take Satisfaction From...
23 June 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

... no matter how many pistols or shots are fired. Poor old Barry manages to squander all he could ever have wished for but ultimately gets what he deserves, as does the audience, but only after an unsatisfying three hour wait.


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UK | USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

18 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$198,992
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Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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