Butley Poster

Release Date: February 9th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2003

R|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
Directed by influential British playwright, Harold Pinter, Ben Butley (Alan Bates) is an embittered English professor whose male lover leaves him on the same day his estranged wife (Susan Engel) asks him for a divorce. To make matters worse, Butley must also haggle with his spinsterish colleague (Jessica Tandy) and face the downward spiral of a once promising career. As his life crumbles around him, Butley fights back with the only weapon at his disposal: his razor-sharp wit.

Cast: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Susan Engel, Michael Byrne, Colin Haigh, Georgina Hale, Lindsay Ingram, Patti Love

Director: Harold Pinter

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Witty, 1970s, Endearing, Rivalry, Underdog, London, Fall, Dark, Office, Wife