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Facts and Figures

Run time: 137 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 1st October 1977

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Winkast Film Productions, Persky-Bright Productions


Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: 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

Equus Movie Review

Why did Alan (Peter Firth) blind six horses one night? Because he's totally frickin' nuts, that's why. Nonetheless, it takes 137 minutes to drive that point home in Equus, wherein Richard Burton (playing Alan's psychiatrist) draws out Alan's bizarre mental confusion of religion, sex, and horses. In a series of intense shrink sessions, the truth is eventually made clear, well, as clear as possible, considering Burton's own insane rants, delivered directly to the camera. Good Will Hunting's got nothing on this looney bin! (Of note, since Equus, Firth has somehow made a career out of playing doctors and military officers.)


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Equus Rating

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