Equus (1977) - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Cast: Jenny Agutter, Elva Mai Hoover, David Gardner, Harry Andrews, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, Peter Firth, Richard Burton, Sheldon Rybowski, Sufi Bukhari, James Hurdle, Frazier Mohawk, Mark Parr, Anita Van Hezewyck, Brook Williams, Karen Pearson, Colin Blakely, Kate Reid, John Wyman, Ken James, Patrick Brymer
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Trailer: Equus (1977)
A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy"s disturbing obsession with horses.
Alot of fuss was made when Daniel Radcliffe appeared in Equus in London. The same sort of fuss is being attempted with Alfie Allen, appearing in the play in some seaside resort theatre in the middle of nowhere.
With all that X-Factorlike Barnumesque fuss being made, let's put this into a bit of perspective, shall we?
This movie was how Shaffer's work was supposed to be seen. It was written by a giant, directed by a giant, and in Richard Burton it had a giant in the forefront, leading a pack of some of the most capable and talented actors around, not least Peter Firth, who gave a mesmeric performance as Alan Strang.
No one is saying "forget the play". Just watch the film and judge for your self who has real talent and what constitutes a real star. via TheWhite ChocolateFrog
Synopsis:A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.