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291 Ratings


Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, 1977
Drama, Mystery


A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother.

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Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1978 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1977 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1978 | 4 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

1978 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

Golden Globes (USA)

1978 | 2 wins including: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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