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The Ruling Class

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Starring (View all)
Hugh Owens Hugh Owens
Toastmaster
Harry Andrews Harry Andrews
13th Earl of Gurney
Arthur Lowe Arthur Lowe
Tucker
William Mervyn William Mervyn
Sir Charles Gurney
Coral Browne Coral Browne
Lady Claire Gurney
James Villiers James Villiers
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Alastair Sim Alastair Sim
Bishop Lampton
Hugh Burden Hugh Burden
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Get the big baggie

15 years, 8 months ago at Jun 14 12:44
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This black comedy needs to be seen in the right state of mind. And that state of mind is high. And you'll need more than one joint, it's a long movie. Unfortunately I wasn't on any mind altering drugs when I watched the movie (the box really should come with a warning). It was made in the early 70's, in that experimental phase, where pushing the boundaries was the most important thing. The pl... read more
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Release date: 15 September 1972
UPC: 715515012423
Tags: Comedy (4), 1972 (3), Soul (2), French (2), Murder (2), Money (2), 1970s (2), Arrest (2), Jesus Christ (2), Paranoia (2), Delusion (2), British Empire (2), Insane Asylum (2), Tricycle (2), Screaming (2), Suffering (2), Messiah (2), Dancer (2), Beastiality (2), Fetus (2)
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"27.3 Iso-Britannia/Medak Mammuttipitkässä, kulttisuosion marinoimassa satiirissa tapaturmaisesti (autoeroottisessa asfyksiassa) menehtyneen kreivin perii Peter O'Toolen esittämä tärähtänyt aatelinen. O'Toole luulee olevansa Jeesus, riipuskelee ristillä ja saarnaa lähipiirilleen alkukristillisiä hyveitä. Kanssa-aateliset pitävät häntä tosi hulluna. Laahava, kehää kiertävä alkupuolisko taittuu toiseksi jyrkästi upeassa, camp-henkisessä kohtauksessa jossa O'Toolen mieli särk"


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"Jack Gurney (Peter O'Toole) sairastaa paranoidista skitsofreniaa ja luulee olevansa ruumiiksi muuttunut Jumala, itse Jeesus Nasaretilainen (siksi hän muun muassa nukkuu seinässä roikkuvassa ristissä). Hänen isänsä Ralph Gurney (Harry Andrews) kuolee tapaturmaisesti köyden jatkeena balettihame yllään epäonnistuneen seksileikin yhteydessä ja jättää perinnön hourahtaneelle pojalleen. Rahan perässä nuoremman Gurneyn ympärillä pyörii ymmälläänolevia sukulaisia omine aikomuksin"


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Kid ▲ commented on a review of The Ruling Class 6 years, 2 months ago
I am 50 minutes into the movie right now and I feel like quitting. I usually like obscure 1970s films but this one lacks something. None of the jokes are funny. The only character I like is the butler
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