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You're a Big Boy Now
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Writers:
David Benedictus (novel)
Francis Ford Coppola (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
31 July 1967 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
Wow - It's the Wildest! See more »
Plot:
Post-teen virgin moves to New York City, falls for a cold-hearted beauty, then finds true love with a loyal lass. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 nominations See more »
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(9 articles)
Julie Harris obituary
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Cast

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Elizabeth Hartman ... Barbara Darling

Geraldine Page ... Margery Chanticleer
Peter Kastner ... Bernard Chanticleer

Rip Torn ... I.H. Chanticleer

Michael Dunn ... Richard Mudd

Tony Bill ... Raef del Grado

Julie Harris ... Miss Nora Thing

Karen Black ... Amy Partlett
Dolph Sweet ... Patrolman Francis Graf
Michael O'Sullivan ... Kurt Dougherty
Ronald Colby ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew (as Ron Colby)
Rufus Harley ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Frank Simpson ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Nina Varela ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Len De Carl ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Emily ... Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vincent Price ... Nicholas Medina (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Walters ... Commerce Street BG (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
 
Writing credits
David Benedictus (novel)

Francis Ford Coppola (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Phil Feldman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Prince 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Aram Avakian 
 
Casting by
Bernie Styles  (as Bernard B. Styles)
 
Art Direction by
Vassilis Photopoulos  (as Vassele Fotopoulos)
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge 
 
Makeup Department
Phil Naso .... hair stylist (as Philip Naso)
Robert Phillipe .... makeup artist (as Bob Philippe)
 
Production Management
David Golden .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Sturhahn .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist (as Stan Capiello)
 
Sound Department
Jean Bagley .... sound editor
Jack C. Jacobsen .... sound mixer (as Jack Jacobsen)
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Weiner .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Laub .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jack Lewis .... musical supervisor
The Lovin' Spoonful .... music performers
Arthur Schroeck .... conductor
Arthur Schroeck .... musical arranger
John Sebastian .... composer: songs (as John B. Sebastian)
 
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Robert Tucker .... choreographer: Miss Hartman
 
Thanks
John V. Lindsay .... grateful appreciation: for the cooperation of
 

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96 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
The film was Francis Ford Coppola's $800,000 master's thesis at U.C.L.A film school in 1966.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Albino therapist's skin coloring was as tanned as that of non-albino patient Barbara Darling; real albinos lack pigmentation, resulting in flesh that looks nearly white.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Raef Del Grado:You absolutely must not use the book elevator, Bernard.
Bernard Chanticleer:Who is she?
Raef Del Grado:It's illegal, it's dangerous and it'll only get you to trouble.
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Movie Connections:
References Hawaii (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
Miss Thing's ThangSee more »

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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Goes Nowhere but Has a Good Time Going There, 7 April 2005
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

About 15 minutes into this quirky film I was ready to proclaim it a must see and to bill it as the best movie no one has seen or even heard about. After all it was Coppola's masters thesis for film school. It has Elizabeth Hartman successfully playing against type as a sexy (somewhat psycho) Greenwich Village ingénue. It has Peter Kastner, Rip Torn, Geraldine Page and Julie Harris playing characters more bizarre than anything in "Harold and Maude" (it reminds you a lot of that film and may have inspired it). It has Karen Black doing a toned down version of the Rayette Dipesto character she would play in "Five Easy Pieces". It has a lively sound track by the Lovin' Spoonful. It even has Coppola cutting in extensive gruesome footage from his first film "Dementia 13".

Unfortunately by the halfway point of "You're a Big Boy Now" it totally runs out of steam and you begin to understand that its obscurity is well-deserved. Coppola's script is the problem because the cast are generally excellent and you can tell they had a lot of fun making the film. Even minor cast members like Dolph Sweet do a good job and there are great little sequences like Kastner's after dark explorations of the New York City streets. But unlike "Herald and Maude", Coppola says nothing with this film; consequently it ends up as a classic case of the whole being considerably less than the sum of its parts.

I am not in love with Coppola as a director, but even those who are will acknowledge the incredible distance between his good stuff and the vast majority of his films. This is not his good stuff but is worth checking out if you like Hartman, Harris, and Page.

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