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Walter & June (1983)

The plight of Walter, a moderately intellectually disabled man, after the deaths of his parents. No concrete provisions have been made for Walter's upkeep, so he is thrown into an ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

David Cook (dramatised by), David Cook (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Walter
Sarah Miles ... June
John Gordon Sinclair ... Graham (as Gordon Sinclair)
Tony Doyle ... Clive
Jim Broadbent ... Orderly
Christine Hargreaves Christine Hargreaves ... Rita
Katherine Schofield ... Carole (as Catherine Schofield)
Debby Bishop Debby Bishop ... Black Nurse (as Debbie Bishop)
Rowan Wylie Rowan Wylie ... White Nurse
Trevor Ray Trevor Ray ... P.O.A. Officer
Tim Potter ... Squatters' Adviser
Peter Oliver Peter Oliver ... Man in Hostel
Bob Cobbing Bob Cobbing ... Other Man in Hostel
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen ... Shower Room Attendant
Jesse Birdsall ... Youth in Park
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The plight of Walter, a moderately intellectually disabled man, after the deaths of his parents. No concrete provisions have been made for Walter's upkeep, so he is thrown into an institution, where for the first time he is subjected to the casual cruelties of the "normal" world. Walter is rescued from an uncertain future through the love of June. Written by lament

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1983 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Loving Walter See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Walter and June (1983) is the sequel to Walter (1982). Both films were released combined on DVD under the title Loving Walter. See more »

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tough to watch
8 April 2000 | by bgilchSee all my reviews

A study of a mentally-retarded adult as he copes with the decrepit British social services system of the Thatcher years. He keeps pigeons, walks aimlessly in the slums, can't hold a job, gets thrown in the worst hospital in England, and comes to love someone much like himself.

This careful and painful film shows McKellen and director Frears at their best. Not easy to watch and cruelly unsentimental, it is nonetheless an important classic of grit-level British realism. This film convinced me at a young age that I would never live in an England that treated people like this.


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