"Prick Up Your Ears" quotes

Prick Up Your Ears poster
Biographer John Lahr is writing a book about playwright Joe Orton. Joe and Kenneth meet at drama school and live together for ten years as lovers and collaborators. Both want to be writers, ... Read all

Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: John Lahr, Alan Bennett
Production: N/A
Year: 1987
MetaScore: 72/100
ImdbRating: 7.2
BoxOffice: $1,654,743
Released: 08 May 1987
Awards: Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film 5 wins & 8 nominations total

37 Clips

I loved him - Prick Up Your Ears 00:10
I loved him
Has the other got a bald head - Prick Up Your Ears 00:07
Has the other got a bald head
Then went into Mom's bedroom - Prick Up Your Ears 00:18
Then went into Mom's bedroom
I think I'll retire - Prick Up Your Ears 00:08
I think I'll retire
He's built like a brick shithouse - Prick Up Your Ears 00:09
He's built like a brick shithouse
You know some of these people are - Prick Up Your Ears 00:12
You know some of these people are
You want rice pudding with the sardines or separate - Prick Up Your Ears 00:05
You want rice pudding with the sardines or separate
I don't know what to say about the end - Prick Up Your Ears 00:05
I don't know what to say about the end
It's on Page 53 - Prick Up Your Ears 00:24
It's on Page 53
Scene 86 when we definitely seem to kiss reality goodbye - Prick Up Your Ears 00:21
Scene 86 when we definitely seem to kiss reality goodbye
The Beatles are all pursuing the same girl right - Prick Up Your Ears 00:14
The Beatles are all pursuing the same girl right
I should have used this - Prick Up Your Ears 00:11
I should have used this
I've had a better time than they had - Prick Up Your Ears 00:26
I've had a better time than they had
Read all morning - Prick Up Your Ears 00:27
Read all morning
Can you break down this door - Prick Up Your Ears 00:15
Can you break down this door
This is what it must be like when one is about to meet the Queen - Prick Up Your Ears 00:10
This is what it must be like when one is about to meet the...
When I die I want people to say - Prick Up Your Ears 00:08
When I die I want people to say
Have you been reading my diary - Prick Up Your Ears 00:07
Have you been reading my diary
Thank you Cheap clothes suit you - Prick Up Your Ears 00:07
Thank you Cheap clothes suit you
You are the owner thereof - Prick Up Your Ears 00:19
You are the owner thereof
I don't understand my life - Prick Up Your Ears 00:36
I don't understand my life
Second point If the boys are all in bed with Susan - Prick Up Your Ears 00:37
Second point If the boys are all in bed with Susan
This is the novel Clouds of Witness by the noted authoress Dorothy L Sayers - Prick Up Your Ears 00:36
This is the novel Clouds of Witness by the noted authoress...
My plays are about getting away with it - Prick Up Your Ears 00:21
My plays are about getting away with it
At moments of triumph men can do without their wives - Prick Up Your Ears 00:10
At moments of triumph men can do without their wives
At least you can say you sat in the same chair as T S Eliot - Prick Up Your Ears 00:08
At least you can say you sat in the same chair as T S Eliot
I think I'm putting in more of Joe than I am of Kenneth - Prick Up Your Ears 00:11
I think I'm putting in more of Joe than I am of Kenneth
The whole point about irrational behavior is that it is irrational - Prick Up Your Ears 00:05
The whole point about irrational behavior is that it is...
Writing John is one tenth inspiration nine tenths - Prick Up Your Ears 00:07
Writing John is one tenth inspiration nine tenths
Do you notice I'm limping Spilled a hot drink down my dress - Prick Up Your Ears 00:09
Do you notice I'm limping Spilled a hot drink down my dress
Prison gives a writer credentials - Prick Up Your Ears 00:07
Prison gives a writer credentials
Can you spell Yes but not accurately - Prick Up Your Ears 00:05
Can you spell Yes but not accurately
Ken was the first wife - Prick Up Your Ears 00:24
Ken was the first wife
I just want to go to the awards - Prick Up Your Ears 00:16
I just want to go to the awards
I always wanted to be an orphan - Prick Up Your Ears 00:07
I always wanted to be an orphan
I can't remember when you last touched my cock - Prick Up Your Ears 00:28
I can't remember when you last touched my cock
I can't just have a wank - Prick Up Your Ears 00:31
I can't just have a wank

Cast

Joe Orton - Gary Oldman
Kenneth Halliwell - Alfred Molina
Peggy Ramsay - Vanessa Redgrave
John Lahr - Wallace Shawn
Anthea Lahr - Lindsay Duncan
Elsie Orton - Julie Walters
William Orton - James Grant
Leonie Orton - Frances Barber
Mrs Sugden - Janet Dale
Mr Sugden - Dave Atkins
Madame Lambert - Margaret Tyzack
Education Officer - Eric Richard
RADA Chairman - William Job
RADA Judge - Rosalind Knight
RADA Judge - Angus MacKay
RADA Instructor - Linda Spurrier
Orton's Friend - Helena Michell
Orton's Friend - Sean Pertwee
Brickie - Liam De Staic
Mr Cunliffe - Charles McKeown
Miss Battersby - Selina Cadell
Magistrate - Bert Parnaby
Counsel - Antony Carrick
Policeman - Neil Dudgeon
Psychiatrist - Richard Wilson
Publisher - Christopher Guinee
Kenneth - Stevan Rimkus
BBC Actor 1 - Michael Müller
BBC Actor 2 - Anthony Douse
Director - John Kane
Simon Ward - Steven Mackintosh
Actor 1 - Mr Sloane - Garry Cooper
Stage Manager - Joanne Connelly
Wigmaker - John Moffatt
Peggy Ramsay's Secretary - Philippa Davies
Brian Epstein - David Cardy
Gallery Owner - Julie Legrand
Philip - Noel Davis
Woman in Gallery 1 - Jane Blackburn
Woman in Gallery 2 - Stella Richman
Man in Gallery - Neville Phillips
Youth Outside Lavatory - Jonny Phillips
Man Outside Lavatory - Richard Ireson
Moroccan Boy 1 - Ahmed Elgheur
Moroccan Boy 2 - Moktar Dagmouni
Marilyn Orton - Sian Thomas
George Barnett - Stephen Bill
Douglas Orton - Karl Johnson
Undertaker - David Bradley
Undertaker's Boy - Simon Adams
Labourer - James Duggan
Awards Chairman - Max Stafford-Clark
Beatles Chauffeur - Mark Brignal
Anthea's Mother - Joan Sanderson
Police Inspector - Neville Smith
Constable - Spencer Leigh
Chauffeur - John Salthouse
Mortuary Attendant - Robin Hooper
Wigmaker - John Bailey
Patrick Procktor - Derek Jarman
Library Patron - Derek Lyons