Equus (1977)

I am yours and you are mine

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1977-10-16
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 60 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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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.

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  • Richard Burton

    as Martin Dysart
  • Peter Firth

    as Alan Strang
  • Joan Plowright

    as Dora Strang
  • Harry Andrews

    as Harry Dalton
  • Colin Blakely

    as Frank Strang
  • Eileen Atkins

    as Hesther Saloman
  • Jenny Agutter

    as Jill Mason
  • Kate Reid

    as Margaret Dysart
  • John Wyman

    as Horseman
  • Elva Mai Hoover

    as Miss Raintree
  • Elva Mai Hoover

    as Mr. Pierce
  • Patrick Brymer

    as Hospital Patient
Writing Peter Shaffer Writer
Directing Sidney Lumet Director
Production Elliott Kastner Producer
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Sound Richard Rodney Bennett Music
Editing John Victor-Smith Editor
Production Lester Persky Producer
Production Denis Holt Associate Producer