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Release Date: April 27, 1983Running Time: 110 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Michael Caine
Julie Walters
Michael Williams
Maureen Lipman

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Rita, a married hair stylist in her 20s, wants to go back to school. She begins studying with Dr. Bryant, 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.