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:
Candy Christian
Hunchback Juggler
Dr. A.B. Krankheit
Dr. Arnold Dunlap
Gen. R.A. Smight
T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Jonathan J. John
Joey Forman ...
The Cop - Charlie
Fabian Dean ...
The Sergeant
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Nurse Bullock


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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Release Date:

17 December 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Candy - hun er så fræk  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Pamela Des Barres writes in her landmark book "I'm With the Band" that she, too, was considered for the title role. See more »


General R.A. Smight: You can't give blood to a member of your own family.
Jack Christian: Why can't I?
General R.A. Smight: Why can't you? Why can't you?
Jack Christian: That was my question, yes.
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Wildly enjoyable satire featuring an all-star cast
16 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

They don't make 'em like this anymore. Based on Terry Southern's classic novel, CANDY is remarkable film featuring a swinging soundtrack, actors like Richard Burton and Marlon Brando spoofing themselves, and a fast-moving picaresque story that satirizes late 60s America (military, academia, Eastern religion, etc). Criticized upon release for lack of any coherent story, is one of the best films from that era. Advocating sexual freedom and experimentation, Candy is one fun movie with a funny script by Buck Henry and wild visuals, like a glass-bottom limousine and Brando's gurumobile. A must-see!****

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