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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Ciao America  »

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$39,000 (estimated)
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Robert De Niro's first motion picture. See more »

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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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Followed by Hi, Mom! (1970) See more »

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Very Dated, but Fun, Satire
6 February 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film doesn't really have any storyline to speak of. Basically it is an episodic comedy-drama, set in New York in the late 60s, revolving around three friends as they try to avoid being drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam, while experiencing various elements of the late 1960s counterculture.

The film uses a a style very reminiscent of the French "Nouvelle Vague" films, such as hand-held cameras, on-screen captions commenting on the action and speeded-up film.

The film is probably most well-known today for marking an early appearance by Robert De Niro (here aged 24) as voyeuristic amateur film-maker Jon Rubin, and for being an early film from director Brian De Palma.

The film is, luckily, worth watching for much more than this though. It is an interesting snapshot of it's times and, although very dated, it is often quite funny. The main problem is that the film hasn't aged very well and there's no structure to it, many episodes by far outstay their welcome.


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