About the film
hairdresser literature professor based on play or musical university alcoholic
Release Date: June 16, 1983
|Slogan||:||«Sometimes students end up being the best teachers.»|
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures, Acorn Pictures|
|Writers||:||Willy Russell, Willy Russell|
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.