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
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.

Awards and honors


American Film Institute recognition


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