The Shout
The Shout (1979)

An asylum director begins telling a visitor to a cricket game the story of one of his "better" patients, Crossley (Alan Bates) who is able to compete. Some time previously, Crossley accosted Anthony (John Hurt), a composer, just… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: November 9, 1979
DVD Release Date: June 1, 1978
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Dennis Schwartz
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A gripping but elusive psychodrama based on a short story by Robert Graves.

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Stella Dallas
very odd but i couldn't stop watching it so that must count for something. stellar cast. alan bates terrorizes john hurt with aboriginal magic...or does… More
Eric Broome
John Hurt and Susannah York are a happy couple in some small English village. Burly, intimidating Alan Bates wanders into town, fresh from 18 years in the… More
paul sandberg
Capturing a flavor of the decade prior (the 60's) this film is almost real to the point of surrealism, with a quirky story line brilliantly told through… More
Cindy I
Either this film about a mystery man who moves in and, Rasputin-style, takes over the lives of a couple is too deep for me or just incredibly inane and… More