A Clockwork Orange (movie)

1971 film directed by Stanley Kubrick

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.

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

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.


Release datesEdit

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
  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 honorsEdit

American Film Institute recognition

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