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Candy (1968)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  17 December 1968 (USA)
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Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.

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Cast

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
Fabian Dean ...
The Sergeant
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Livia
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Zero
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Nurse Bullock
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Storyline

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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17 December 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Candy - hun er så fræk  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Both Twiggy and Joey Heatherton were offered the title role. See more »

Quotes

Candy Christian: Gosh!
Grindl: Gosh isn't the half of it.
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References Viva Zapata! (1952) See more »

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Performed by Steppenwolf
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This film needs more consideration than it has been accorded.
8 August 2000 | by (Nashville TN) – See all my reviews

I saw this film over the weekend on Showtime for the first time since I saw it in 1969. My memories of the film were sketchy and after it was over, I logged on here to find serious discussion of it so I could interpret some of the symbolism in the movie. What I found instead was inadequate discussion of what was good about the movie. Admittedly, it was over the top in a way that was typical of "alternative" movies in the late 60s, but there were some very interesting points that most people seem to overlook. Also open for dismissal seems to be the final sequence in the film where Candy walks through a field and passes each person she encountered during the movie. At the beginning of this sequence, she is wearing a pristine white sheet as a toga, but by the end of the stroll her sheet is covered in an ornate flower design. Almost throwaway bits during the stroll include Walter Matthau's army general as Don Quixote, the "Fountain of Youth" injections being given by James Coburn and John Astin's two characters being revealed as two aspects of the same. This movie seems quite capable of generating some serious discussion other than the obvious attack on its excesses and the vapid acting of the lead actress.


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