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502 Ratings

The Ruling Class

Directed by Peter Medak
United Kingdom, 1972
Comedy, Drama, Music


When an English earl dies under embarrassing circumstances, the title passes to his son Jack (Peter O’Toole), who has been locked away for 8 years after claiming to be the second coming of Jesus Christ—much to the dismay of the rest of the family, who’d like nothing more than Jack out of the way.

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The Ruling Class Directed by Peter Medak

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1973 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Golden Globes (USA)

1973 | Nominee: Best English-Language Foreign Film

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