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Director:
Writers:
Paul Mazursky (written by) &
Larry Tucker (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 1968 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The saga of Harold...from dedicated lawyer to dedicated dropout.
Plot:
A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Sellers Snub Still Haunts Asner
 (From WENN. 26 May 2009, 3:00 PM, PDT)

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Kiss My Ahnk See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Harold

Jo Van Fleet ... Mother

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Nancy

Joyce Van Patten ... Joyce

David Arkin ... Herbie

Herb Edelman ... Murray
Salem Ludwig ... Father
Louis Gottlieb ... Guru
Grady Sutton ... Funeral Director
Janet E. Clark ... Mrs. Foley (as Janet Clark)
Jorge Moreno ... Mr. Rodriguez

Ed Peck ... Man in Dress Shop
Jack Margolis ... Big Bear
Eddra Gale ... Love Lady
Carol O'Leary ... Anita
Christian Brando ... El Greco (as Gary Brown)
Sidney Clute ... Mechanic (as Sid Clute)
Roy Glenn ... Gas Station Attendant
Joe Dominguez ... Grandfather Rodriguez
William Bramley ... 1st Patrolman
Vince Howard ... 2nd Patrolman (as Vincent Howard)
Robert Miller Driscoll ... Crying Hippie
Karen Mickievic ... Crying Hippie's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hy Averback ... Rabbi Conducting Wedding Ceremony (uncredited)
Ron Burke ... Surfer (uncredited)

Paul Mazursky ... Hippie on Sidewalk (uncredited)

Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Larry Tucker ... Hitch-hiker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hy Averback 
 
Writing credits
Paul Mazursky (written by) &
Larry Tucker (written by)

Produced by
Charles H. Maguire .... producer (as Charles Maguire)
Paul Mazursky .... executive producer
Larry Tucker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein (music)
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (director of photography) (as Philip Lathrop)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Pato Guzman (production designed by)
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Cunningham .... assistant director
Fred Giles .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett A. Hughes .... sound by
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrations
Leo Shuken .... orchestrations
Bob Thompson .... vocal arranger
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bert Steinberger .... dialogue supervisor
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | New Zealand:R16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (2006) | UK:X (1968) | USA:R | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

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Trivia:
The film's title is a tribute to Gertrude Stein's lifelong partner, Alice B. Toklas, who published a cookbook in 1954 that contained the first printed recipe for hash fudge. In one of the movie's most famous scene Harold Fine unknowingly serves some marijuana-laced brownies baked by Nancy to his parents and fiancéeSee more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: While looking for a parking spot in the garage, the first time Sellers comes down the ramp to level B you can plainly see the first spot next to the ramp has no car parked in it, yet Sellers continues to look for a spot.See more »
Quotes:
Harold:I've got pot, I've got acid, I've got LSD cubes, I've got... I've got this thing here... I'm probably the hippest guy around here. I'm so hip, it hurts!See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Kiss My Ahnk, 17 November 2009
Author: binaryg from United States

I saw this in '68 when I was about in the same place Harold Fine was, in his social development. I was already married and had kids though. At the time of its release this seemed like an important movie. It was funny and satiric but it ended in a positive note for someone ready to drop out. If we'd only known where that was going to lead, but it was fun for a time.

I'm so glad I revisited this over 40 years later (yikes!!) Some of the film I remembered as if I saw it yesterday. Some scenes I had no recollection of. Peter Sellers is marvelous and the rest of the cast is fine. It is a time capsule of a film and really blends film styles. It has a definite TV flavor. Hy Averback mostly worked in TV so that's not a surprise. The film though, is authentic to the time and it was fun to watch for this old hippie.

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