Equus

  • 1977
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

A reverential and somewhat bumpy film adaptation. Shaffer adapted his own gripping play about a young man, Alan Strang (Firth), who is inexplicably compelled to blind horses. Burton is Dr. Martin Dysart, the psychiatrist who realizes that Alan's religious fervor is the key to the mystery. Alan's devout mother, Dora Strang (Plowright), has supplied the confused...read more

Equus - Official Trailer
00:38 — Film version of Peter Shaffer's play about a psychiatrist who investigates a stable boy's reasons for blinding horses. Acclaimed performances by all!
(Movie Clip) What Am I, Polynesian?
Bored English psychologist Dysart (Richard Burton), having broken his fevered opening monologue to establish a flashback, recalls the meeting with Hes (more…)
(Movie Clip) What Use Is Grief?
American director Sidney Lumet begins his interpretation of English playwright Peter Shaffer's adaptation of his own London and Broadway sensation, Ri (more…)
(Movie Clip) Horses Don't Oversleep
In the recollection of psychiatric patient Alan (Peter Firth), institutionalized for blinding horses, his introduction by friendly equestrian Jill (Je (more…)
(Movie Clip) Thick As Thieves
Psychologist Dysart (Richard Burton) already somewhat on his heels, his first meeting with Dora (Joan Plowright), mother of his new teenage patient wh (more…)
(Movie Clip) You Can Do Better Than That
Impatient in only their second session, psychologist Dysart (Richard Burton) is now trading information with patient Alan (Peter Firth), incarcerated (more…)

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  • Released: 1977
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A reverential and somewhat bumpy film adaptation. Shaffer adapted his own gripping play about a young man, Alan Strang (Firth), who is inexplicably compelled to blind horses. Burton is Dr. Martin Dysart, the psychiatrist who realizes that Alan's religious… (more)

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