Top 17 A Clockwork Orange Movie Facts

Following is our collection of A Clockwork Orange facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of A Clockwork Orange film message.

Alex is between two police officers. To the left is one with a badge that says "665", and the officer to the right's badge reads "667", implying that Alex is the evil number of 666
Alex is between two police officers. To the left is one with a badge that says "665", and the officer to the right's badge reads "667", implying that Alex is the evil number of 666
Malcom McDowell (Alex) has surgical pieces to keep his eyes open. These are not meant to be used sitting up so they scratched is cornea.
Malcom McDowell (Alex) has surgical pieces to keep his eyes open. These are not meant to be used sitting up so they scratched is cornea.

A Clockwork Orange Trivia

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  1. Society has been desensitized by sex. Women no longer wear bras and most rooms in the film have nude or pornographic art. However, Alex's parents artwork is censored to a degree. Showing "their time". Their still existing sense of sex.

A Clockwork Orange Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - " Dim's Number is 665, and Georgie's is 667. They carry Alex between them, making him 666.
    " Dim's Number is 665, and Georgie's is 667. They carry Alex between them, making him 666.
  • Stanley Kubrick drops a not so subtle reference to his previous film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  • 1 - The homeless man's shadow resembles the face of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns in profile, and then we proceed to the whipping and beating
    The homeless man's shadow resembles the face of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns in profile, and then we proceed to the whipping and beating
  • 1 - There is an easter egg of Stanley Kubrick's previously directed film, 2001 A Space Odyssey(1968), when Alex is in the record shop.
    There is an easter egg of Stanley Kubrick's previously directed film, 2001 A Space Odyssey(1968), when Alex is in the record shop.
  • 1 - There is a reference to that other Stanley Kubrick masterpiece '2001: a Space Odyssey' (1968) when Alex is talking to the record store employee.
    There is a reference to that other Stanley Kubrick masterpiece '2001: a Space Odyssey' (1968) when Alex is talking to the record store employee.

A Clockwork Orange Hidden Details

1 - -- The hospital's cinema, where Alex is re-educated, is listed on the directory board (bottom right)
-- The hospital's cinema, where Alex is re-educated, is listed on the directory board (bottom right)
1 - When Alex visits the record shop, the soundtrack of Kubrick's previous film - 2001: A Space Odyssey is displayed. Not the most subtle of details granted - but I just watched both of these films back to back yesterday and they are true Masterpieces.
When Alex visits the record shop, the soundtrack of Kubrick's previous film - 2001: A Space Odyssey is displayed. Not the most subtle of details granted - but I just watched both of these films back to back yesterday and they are true Masterpieces.
1 - Alex states that his surname is "DeLarge" during incarceration. However, during the newspaper montage near the end of the film, his surname appears as "Burgess" in print. This is a reference to the novel's author: Anthony Burgess.
Alex states that his surname is "DeLarge" during incarceration. However, during the newspaper montage near the end of the film, his surname appears as "Burgess" in print. This is a reference to the novel's author: Anthony Burgess.

Alex, after being given the Ludvico technique, playfully attacks his father to assert dominance, implying that he figured out that fake violence does not effect him

1 - Alex's last name is listed as Burgess in the articles about him. This is a reference to the author the book the film was adapted from.
Alex's last name is listed as Burgess in the articles about him. This is a reference to the author the book the film was adapted from.
1 - There is a record with "2001" (referencing 2001: A Space Odyssey- 1968) displayed on its cover inside the store Alex visited where he met the two women who he took back to his home for a threeway.
There is a record with "2001" (referencing 2001: A Space Odyssey- 1968) displayed on its cover inside the store Alex visited where he met the two women who he took back to his home for a threeway.
1 - There is a 2001: Space Odyssey record displayed at the store Alex visits.
There is a 2001: Space Odyssey record displayed at the store Alex visits.
1 - The shadow of the homeless man resembles Jesus wearing a crown of thorns in profile
The shadow of the homeless man resembles Jesus wearing a crown of thorns in profile
A Clockwork Orange poster
A Clockwork Orange poster

A Clockwork Orange Plot

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of A Clockwork Orange. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Stanley Kubrick
Stars Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke
IMDB score 8.3