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Billy Liar (1963)

Billy Liar
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(42 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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Tom Courtenay

Tom Courtenay

William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher
Wilfred Pickles

Wilfred Pickles

Geoffrey Fisher
Mona Washbourne

Mona Washbourne

Alice Fisher
Ethel Griffies

Ethel Griffies

Grandma Florence
Finlay Currie

Finlay Currie

Duxbury
Gwendolyn Watts

Gwendolyn Watts

Rita
Helen Fraser

Helen Fraser

Barbara


Written by
Keith Waterhouse

Keith Waterhouse

(screenplay) and
Willis Hall

Willis Hall

(screenplay)


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Description: A young man named Billy works a dull job at a funeral home. He escapes reality with frequent vivid daydream fantasies, especially involving the seduction of women. Billy gets in increasing trouble with having to lie to cover his mistakes, and his real family and girlfriend try to help him return to reality. ... (more)
Release date: 16 December 1963
UPC: 037429159224
Drama (3), Comedy (3), British (3), Romance (3), Illness (3), 1963 (3), Dreaming (2), Criterion (2), 1960s (2), New Wave (2), Mind (2), Contact (2), MMG (1), Fantasy/sci-fi (1), Fantasy (1), Dreamer (1), Flights Of Fancy (1), Classic (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Altered States (1)
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