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Educating Rita Movie

Movie Review for Educating Rita


Teacher and student learn from each other in this 80s movie, a tale of drama and comedy.
A romantic yet comedic film about a student trying to get education and an educated professor whom no longer knows the meaning of life.

Educating Rita DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Educating Rita was released on January 24, 2006 by Sony Pictures and is rated PG.


When Rita (Julie Walters) decides to finally go back to school to get an education, she gets more than she bargains for: a depressed professor by the name of Frank Bryant (played by esteemed actor Michael Caine) in Educating Rita.

Rita and Frank Bryant are from two different worlds. She is a hairdresser and he is a literature professor in the movie Educating Rita. But. when they get together, they learn from each other about love and life.


Dr. Frank Bryant - Michael Caine
Rita, aka Susan - Julie Walters
Brian - Michael Williams
Trish - Maureen Lipman
Julia - Jeananne Crowley
Denny - Malcolm Douglas
Rita's Father - Godfrey Quigley
Elaine - Dearbha Molloy
Bursar - Pat Daly
Collins - Kim Fortune
Tiger - Philip Hurdwood
Lesley - Hilary Reynolds
Price - Jack Walsh
Professor - Christopher Casson
Denise - Rosamund Burton


Julie Walters’ role in Educating Rita is one of a hairdresser and she wears seven different hairstyles in the film.

Best Performance by an Actor Globe Award was given to actor Michael Caine for his role of Dr. Frank Bryant in the movie Educating Rita.

Academy Awards:

Michael Caine won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Dr. Frank Bryant in Educating Rita.

Julie Walters won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Rita in Educating Rita.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Educating Rita was released to theatres on 09/21/1983 by Columbia, and grossed $14,688,000 at the box office in the US.

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