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Tall Story (1960)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  6 April 1960 (USA)
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A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

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A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

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SUCH FUN! That college girl who can't help lovin' tall boys!...

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Comedy | Sport

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6 April 1960 (USA)  »

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The Way the Ball Bounces  »

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Film debut for both Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. See more »

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In the several instances where the bribery money is shown, it has the appearance of real money, mostly $50 and $100 bills, but when Tom Laughlin is counting it in the final sequence, it is obviously stage money. See more »

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Ray Blent: Now, in Japan, the height of passion is expressed by a kiss on the back of the neck!
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Completely engulfed in cozy, TV-styled Saran Wrap
8 July 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Jane Fonda before "Barbarella", Anthony Perkins the same year as "Psycho", Tom Laughlin before "Billy Jack", Ray Walston doing the same professor bit he utilized in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High", and still the flick's a dud! Set on some mythical college campus, one inhabited with well-scrubbed students who look as if they're about to burst into song a la "Good News", "Tall Story" comes up short on realism, with a forced-friendly atmosphere masking wispy story of a basketball player targeted by a pretty co-ed who really wants a Man! Debuting Fonda is alternately coy and coquettish--not a credible mix--though she does look cute in her chemistry glasses; Perkins fares worse, with a voice that sounds dubbed by a 12-year-old boy on the verge of puberty. It's not a complete loss--the director is Joshua Logan, who knows how to put a picture together--but the results are still pretty tired. *1/2 from ****


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