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If....
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Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

Mick: Crusaders
David Wood

David Wood

Johnny: Crusaders
Richard Warwick

Richard Warwick

Wallace: Crusaders
Christine Noonan

Christine Noonan

The Girl: Crusaders
Rupert Webster

Rupert Webster

Bobby Philips: Crusaders
Robert Swann

Robert Swann

Rowntree: Whips
Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas

Denson: Whips
Michael Cadman

Michael Cadman

Fortinbras: Whips


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David Sherwin

David Sherwin

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Strikes a powerful cord

3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 25 14:26
4 votes
"There's no such thing as a wrong war. Violence and revolution are the only pure acts."

Helmed by film critic-turned-director Lindsay Anderson, If.... is an acidic assault on the imbalance of power and an experimental ode to revolution. Due to the nature of the movie, the executives at Paramount Pictures hated it and subsequently shelved it when they first received the final product... read more

Great McDowell debut that lead to Clockwork!

4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 10 19:37
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I was unsure what my expectations were going to be of this film at first because it seems quite a weird film but what draw my attention to If.... was that Stanley Kubrick was fascinated and inspired by Malcolm McDowell's performance which lead to Malcolm's part in A Clockwork Orange. Anyway about If...., I thought this film was just really good that had a lot of hard to watch scenes including some... read more
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Release date: 2 August 1969
Drama (10), British (8), Anarchy (7), 1968 (7), 1960s (6), UK (6), Boarding School (5), School (4), Revolution (4), Shower (3), Bullying (3), Violence (2), One Word Title (1), Class System (1), Male Nudity (1), Revolt (1), Military School (1), Black And White (1), Remake (1), Violent Sex (1)
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