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The Browning Version (1994)

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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (play), Ronald Harwood
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Mark Bolton ... Grantham
Tom Havelock Tom Havelock ... Laughton
Walter Micklethwait Walter Micklethwait ... Buller
Jotham Annan Jotham Annan ... Prince Abakendi
David Lever David Lever ... David Fletcher
Bruce Myers Bruce Myers ... Dr. Rafferty
Maryam d'Abo ... Diana
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Storyline

Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public 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. The boys regard him as a Hitler, with some justification. His wife Laura is unfaithful, and lives to wound him any way she can. Andrew must come to terms with his failed life and regain at least his own self-respect. Written by Reid Gagle

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The greatest lessons in life are the ones learned by the heart. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les leçons de la vie See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$464,423
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Percy Main See more »
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally developed as a Ridley Scott directorial project. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andrew: I'd rather have this present than anything else I can think of.
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Version of The Browning Version (1949) See more »

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The Browning Beat
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Finney shines
5 February 2005 | by Judge8080See all my reviews

The Browning Version(1994) Director Mike Figgis(Leaving Las Vegas)does a wonderful job in this remake of the 1951 classic about an unpopular teacher( Albert Finney) who realizes his life has been a failure after being forced into early retirement because of a heart condition and his relationship with his 20 year younger unfaithful wife(played by the beautiful Greta Scacchi).Its always a pleasure to see Finney, certainly one of the finest actors alive,and maybe even the best, give a gut wrenching performance as the out of touch teacher forced to face an uncertain future. The excellent supporting cast includes Julian Sands and Matthew Modine. A very intelligent, well made movie recommended for all serious film buffs


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