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An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Warden ...
Paul Shaw
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Lloyd Clay
Richard Hamilton ...
Pop Artist
Megan McCormick ...
Marina
Tina Hirsch ...
Tina (as Bettina Kugel)
Jack Cowley ...
Fashion Photographer
Jane Lee Salmons ...
Model
Ashley Oliver ...
Bronx Secretary
Melvin Morgulis ...
'Rat' Vendor
Cynthia Peltz ...
Divorcee
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Earl Roberts
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Linda (Shoplifter) (as Ruth Alda)
Ted Lescault ...
Bookstore Manager
Mona Feit ...
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An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making. Written by Philip Brubaker <phil@intrex.net>

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28 January 1970 (Denmark)  »

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Gerrit Graham's first motion picture. See more »

Quotes

Jon Rubin: Like the fisherman who keeps a list of areas where fishing is especially good, the peeper has in mind a number of particularly livley places to which he returns....hmmm
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References A Dandy in Aspic (1968) See more »

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Greetings Greetings Greetings, would you like to go away?
9 December 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

"Spend a couple of days with Uncle Sam"

Greetings is far from most other films on the marked. It has something you are most likely not going to see again. The film is apolitical, unpatriotic and probably very offensive to Americans (I'm Norwegian) The story goes like this. We have three friends Paul Shaw, Jon Rubin and Lloyd Clay. Shaw and Rubin are trying everything they can not to get drafted to Vietnam while Clay are obsessed with the Kennedy assassination. Anyways we jump around between these three characters as they jump through different events.

My personal opinion as a well established film fan is that this is black comedy gold. The many sketches do actually put together a pretty straight forward story, though a rather surreal one. It's hard for me to understand how so many people including Ebert got confused. But I have a tendency to understand most films I mean I though Southland Tales was straight forward and easy to get and I had only smaller problems with Inland Empire.

Still it should not be to hard to follow if you can put together scenes because everything fits rather nicely into the story and character arc though it is rather Pulp Fiction (so it could probably be described as a no plot film by some).

As for the "sketches" I do agree with Ebert. They do bring you back to good old classic comedy sketches with a even a direct spoof of silent films. Very original indeed, it did things many well respected films did years after. The main characters aren't all that likable in a traditional sense though you will like watching them. They are kinda the guys you love to hate to love to watch if that made any sense whatsoever .

Genius film. 9.5/10. I recommend it to people who doesn't always agree with the mainstream audience.


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