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The Happening (1967)

 |  Comedy  |  March 1967 (USA)
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A few hippies "go with the flow" and end up kidnapping a retired Mafia kingpin.

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A group of young drifters kidnap wealthy businessman Roc Delmonico just for kicks. They keep him captive, demanding a ransom for his safe release. However there is no one - wife, Mafia associates or mother - willing to part with the $200,000 ransom. Demonico is dismayed that no one appears unduly concerned about his fate and joins forces with the kidnappers to plot his revenge, blackmailing his once nearest and dearest into parting with $3,000,000 in hush money. Written by alfiehitchie

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During 'The Happening''s shoot, Robert Walker Jr. was working on two projects at the same time. The second week of filming he did double duty shooting an episode of The Time Tunnel (1966), where he played Billy the Kid. See more »

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Roc Delmonico: [looking at the ransom money] My whole life. I thought it would be bigger.
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Early in the Morning
Music by Frank De Vol (as De Vol)
Lyrics by William Roy
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What a Fun Flick
9 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was not a great movie. Probably barely a good movie if that. I give it a 7 because it was so much fun. It was a very summertime type of movie. Break out the suntan, break out the shorts and head to the nearest beach. Kidnapped by beatniks but not worth it to his fellow mobsters or loved ones, Mr. Quinn gives a great performance , when on the scale of things this movie is not cinematic art. I do not mean that in a bad way. Its the type of film you watch while drinking a couple or a few beers or more. Supremes song The Happening, the title cut fits in with this oddball movie. In many ways this movie sort of brought the hippie movement to main stream and not in a bad way. I liked this movie and took it for what it was . A fun movie and a very young , sexy Faye Dunaway . Do not expect much , have a party with old friends and reminisce about childhood times and if you are a bit younger like I am , mid 40s , just watch this film and enjoy it anyway. It will make you laugh and really thats what its all about folks.


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