Educating Rita

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Rita (Julie Walters), a married hair stylist in her 20s, wants to go back to school. She begins studying with Dr. Bryant (Michael Caine), a professor using alcohol to cope with his divorce. Despite his personal problems, Dr. Bryant helps Rita realize her academic potential. In turn, her passion for learning revitalizes his love of teaching. However, when Rita's blue-collar spouse learns that his wife is more interested in education than homemaking, he becomes frustrated by her independence.

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Screenwriter: Willy Russell
Cast: Maureen Lipman
Malcolm Douglas
Michael Williams
Michael Caine
Julie Walters
Jeananne Crowley