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The Browning Version (1994)

R | | Drama | 12 October 1994 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Crocker-Harris
... Laura Crocker-Harris
... Frank Hunter
... Tom Gilbert
... Dr. Frobisher
... Taplow
... Bryant (as James Sturgess)
... Wilson
Mark Bolton ... Grantham
Tom Havelock ... Laughton
Walter Micklethwait ... Buller
Jotham Annan ... Prince Abakendi
David Lever ... David Fletcher
Bruce Myers ... Dr. Rafferty
... Diana
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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 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 »

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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12 October 1994 (USA)  »

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Les leçons de la vie  »

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$464,423
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Originally developed as a Ridley Scott directorial project. See more »

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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 »

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Taplow: I feel sorry for him...
Boy: Sorry?! For old Hitler? You little arse licker!
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Version of ITV Television Playhouse: The Browning Version (1958) See more »

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Ave Verum
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The magic of simplicity
21 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I don't think I have the gift of words to write something that makes brilliant sense. Some movies are good, some movies aren't. This movie is just a superb thing. Everything is done with class. The acting is fine and subtle and the scene where the old teacher gets the book and he starts crying is magnificent. The soundtrack satisfies all my needs with it's romantic melodies and perfect timing. This movie is a must-see.


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