1984 Poster

Release Date: December 14th, 1984

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
A man loses his identity while living under a repressive regime. In a story based on George Orwell's classic novel, Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country's leaders in a charitable light. His trysts with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) provide his only measure of enjoyment, but lawmakers frown on the relationship -- and in this closely monitored society, there is no escape from Big Brother.

Cast: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker, Andrew Wilde, David Trevena

Director: Michael Radford

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Paramount

Distributors: Atlantic Releasing Corp.

Keywords: Underdog, 1980s, Tense, Fall, Girlfriend


Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)