• Walter (1982)


Release Date: 1982

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

This English film examines the state of social programs in Britain during the 1980s through the case of a mentally retarded man who's thrust into the system. Walter (Ian McKellen) works at a factory and lives with his mother (Barbara Jefford) and father. When his parents suddenly die, Walter is abruptly sent to a mental hospital, where he is mistreated. The hospital experience is a disaster, save for June, another mentally retarded patient, who falls in love with Walter.

Cast: Ian McKellen, Barbara Jefford, Arthur Whybrow, Tony Melody, David Ryall, Linda Polan, Keith Allen, Lesley Clare O'Neill

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Transformation , Emotional , 1980s , Father , Love , Family , Hospital , England , Mother , House