Candy, an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Candy Christian
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Hunchback juggler
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Grindl
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MacPhisto
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Dr. A.B. Krankheit
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Dr. Arnold Dunlap
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Gen. R.A. Smight
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Emmanuel
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T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Jonathan J. John
Joey Forman ...
The Cop - Charlie
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The Sergeant
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Livia
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Zero
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Nurse Bullock
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Candy Christian is an innocent young girl when she first hears NcPhito, an alcoholic Welsh poet, talk of love and self-sacrifice. Candy narrowly escapes McPhisto's attempt to rape her, only to succumb to her father's Mexican gardener, Emmanuel. When her father catches her with the gardener, he banishes her to a trip with his twin brother, Uncle Jack, and Jack's wife Aunt Livia, who are headed for New York City. As Candy makes her way to the airport, Emmanuel's three sisters attack her because she has corrupted their brother. Because of Candy, Emmanuel has now forsaken the priesthood. During the scuffle, Candy's father takes a blow to the head, resulting in a serious head injury. Candy nearly gives in to a General Smight on the plane in exchange for a blood transfusion for her father. In New York, an ego-maniacal brain surgeon Dr. Krankeit operates on her father, while Uncle Jack pursues his own operation on Candy. When Candy bashes him with a bedpan, Uncle Jack is put in her father's ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Candy - hun er så fræk  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was entirely financed thanks to Marlon Brando's participation. Marquand and Brando knew each other for a long time and were good friends. Brando agreed to do the film as a favor to his friend. Marquand had helped with negotiations with French Premier George Pompidou in his purchase of the Tahitian island of Tetiaroa. He didn't particularly like the script but he had fun shooting his sequence. Then other stars agreed to play a part in the movie and it was even easier to convince the producers. See more »

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General R.A. Smight: [after his men have just counted off] Pretty damned impressive, right?
Jack Christian: I'll say. All those men counting right up to 24 without a single mistake.
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A movie so terrible, it's great!
13 July 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

The film adaptation of Terry Southern's book is a fine mess! There's no real flow or purpose, but the stars have a ball and Ewa Aulin seems exactly right as Candy. Marlon Brando, as always, is interesting and unique and Richard Burton should have made more comedies. John Astin is excellent in a dual role, but James Coburn really steals the show as Dr. Krankeit. I'm not too sure what they could done with this material and some of the scenes are simply unplayable, but you can have fun with this.

I'm sure this was a total bomb in 1968, but I really can't remember how it did box-office wise. Best performance = James Coburn. Elsa Martinelli is also creepy and sexy and John Huston lends gruff support. Very similar to The Magic Christian, but slightly better. I know some critics at the time called it the worst film ever.


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