• Equus (1977)

Equus

Release Date: 1977

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

R |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Dr. Martin Dysart (Richard Burton), a psychiatrist who has grown unhappy with his life, takes on the peculiar case of Alan Strang (Peter Firth), a reserved teenager who has been accused of brutally blinding six horses. Dysart slowly unravels Alan's background, learning that he grew up in a strained household with a devoutly religious mother (Joan Plowright) and an atheist father (Colin Blakely). But as Dysart begins to trace the roots of Alan's problems, his own also begin to surface.

Cast: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright, Harry Andrews, Eileen Atkins, Jenny Agutter, Kate Reid

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Persky-Bright Productions

Keywords: Mother, Dark, Emotional, Father, Fall, 1970s

Awards

Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama