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Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner


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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.92 /10
 
Starring
Tom Courtenay , Michael Redgrave, James Fox
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Directed by: Tony Richardson
Written by: Alan Sillitoe from his own novel

 
 
 
Released: 1962
   
Genre: DRAMA
RITES-OF-PASSAGE
   
Origin: GB
   
Length: 104
 
 


 

A Borstal boy (Tom Courtenay) with a talent for long-distance running rebels against the system.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A landmark British film, thanks to Tom Courtenay's astonishing screen debut. The class conflict and authoritarian system are drawn very crudely, however; it is Courtenay's mesmerising performance rather than anything in the script which makes us care about him.

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