Educating Rita (1983) Poster

Michael Caine: Dr. Frank Bryant



  • [Rita is being nosy about Frank's marriage] 

    Dr. Frank Bryant : We split up, Rita, because of poetry.

    Rita : You what?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : One day, my wife explained to me that, for the past fifteen years, my output as a poet had dealt entirely with the part of our lives in which we discovered each other.

    Rita : Are you a poet?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Was. And so, to give me something new to write about, she left me. A very noble woman, my wife - she left me for the good of literature. And remarkably it worked.

    Rita : What, you wrote a lot of good stuff, did ya?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : No. I stopped writing altogether.

  • Dr. Frank Bryant : Found a culture, have you Rita? Found a better song to sing? No, you found a different song to sing, and on your lips it's shrill and hollow and tuneless.

  • Dr. Frank Bryant : Did you know that Macbeth was a maggoty apple? Not many people know that!

  • [Frank has just been officially reprimanded for being drunk while giving a lecture] 

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Sod them, eh, Rita! Sod them!

    Rita : Will they sack you?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Good God no. That would involve making a decision. Pissed is all right. To get the sack, it would have to be rape on a grand scale. And not just with students, either. That would only amount to a slight misdemeanour. No, for dismissal it would have to be nothing less than buggering the Bursar.

  • [Rita discovers Frank packing all his books into crates] 

    Rita : Have they sacked you?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : I made rather a night of it last night so they're giving me a holiday. Two years in Australia.

    Rita : Did you bugger the Bursar?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Metaphorically.

  • Brian : Yes, well, apparently you were a little... drunk at your tutorial today.

    Dr. Frank Bryant : No.

    Brian : No?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : No. I was a lot drunk.

    Brian : Oh, Frank, why do you do it? When you've got... well, what haven't you got?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : A drink at the moment.

  • Dr. Frank Bryant : What does it say?

    Rita : Right. I've passed. Now will you get on that bloody plane?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Let me see. You've passed with distinction. I'm proud of you, Rita.

    Rita : I'm proud of both of us.

  • Collins : Doctor Bryant, I don't think you're listening to me.

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Mr Collins, I don't think you're saying anything to me.

    Collins : Doctor, are you drunk?

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Drunk? Of course I'm drunk. You don't really expect me to teach this when I'm sober.

    Collins : [angrily bundling his books together]  Then you won't mind if I leave your tutorial.

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Why should I mind?

  • Dr. Frank Bryant : Morgan? Fuck off!

  • [last lines] 

    [Rita is saying goodbye to Frank at the airport departure gate] 

    Rita : Frank.

    Dr. Frank Bryant : What?

    Rita : Thanks.

  • [first lines] 

    [Frank walks on campus and addresses some students] 

    Dr. Frank Bryant : Good afternoon.

  • Rita : I don't often get the chance to talk to someone like you.

    Dr. Frank Bryant : I'm honored you chose me.

  • Dr. Frank Bryant : Suggest how you would resolve the staging difficulties in a production of Ibsen's Peer Gynt?

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