Educating Rita

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Educating Rita

hairdresser literature professor based on play or musical university alcoholic

Educating Rita

Release Date: June 16, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «Sometimes students end up being the best teachers.»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, Acorn Pictures
Director    :   Lewis Gilbert
Producers    :   Lewis Gilbert
Writers    :   Willy Russell, Willy Russell
RunTime    :   110 mins.

Rita, a witty 26-year-old hairdresser, wants to 'discover' herself, so she joins the Open University where she meets the disillusioned professor of literature, Dr. Frank Bryant. His marriage has failed, his new girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. What Frank needs is a challenge... and along comes Rita.

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