PG | | Drama
An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.
One of the critic's names on a quote on the theater foyer reviews board is "R. Harwood" of the fictitious 'Portsmouth and Gosport Express'. The name is a reference to Ronald Harwood, the film's screenwriter, source playwright and also one of the film's producers.
I had a friend...
Sir: Oh by Christ's sake! I'm sick of your friends. A motley crew they are: pathetic, lonely, despairing!
Norman: That's nice, isn't it?
Sir: I beg your pardon. Uncalled for! Count myself as your friend!
Norman: Never despairing!
Sir: I have apologized!
Norman: Never, ...
After Sir and Norman leave the marketplace, they're passed by a Routemaster bus. These buses were first used in London in 1954, and weren't used outside London until the 1970's.
$43,132 (USA) (11 December 1983)