A Clockwork Orange (movie)

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A Clockwork Orange
Clockwork Orange Trailer poster.png
Directed byStanley Kubrick
Produced byStanley Kubrick
Written byAnthony Burgess (novel)
Stanley Kubrick
StarringMalcolm McDowell
Warren Clarke
James Marcus
Patrick Magee
CinematographyJohn Alcott
Edited byBill Butler
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
2 February 1972
(USA general)
Running time
136 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$2,200,000
Box office$26,589,355

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 British-American crime drama thriller movie. It was written, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. It is based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 short novel A Clockwork Orange. It includes disturbing, violent images. Its social commentary touches on psychiatry, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian vision of a not-too-future Britain.

Kubrick stopped the film being shown in Britain, concerned about its possible effects. For 27 years it was difficult to see the film in the United Kingdom. It reappeared in cinemas, and the VHS and DVD releases followed, soon after Kubrick's death in 1999.

Cast[change | change source]

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United Kingdom 13 January 1972
 United States 2 February 1972
 West Germany 23 March 1972
 Netherlands 20 April 1972
 Denmark 21 April 1972
 France 21 April 1972
 Sweden 26 April 1972
 Japan 29 April 1972
 Australia 9 June 1972
 Italy 7 September 1972
 Finland 27 October 1972
 Greece 1 January 1973
 Mexico 22 January 1974
 Portugal 29 November 1974
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Spain 16 June 1975
 Brazil 4 September 1978
 Hong Kong 30 October 1980
 Argentina 25 July 1985
 Turkey 15 March 1996
 Ireland 17 March 2000
 Czech Republic 11 January 2007
 Slovakia 13 September 2007
 Poland 3 October 2014
 Taiwan 29 December 2017

Awards and honors[change | change source]

American Film Institute recognition

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