Down 25,629 this week

Me and My Brother (1969)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 100 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 4 critic

Julius Orlovsky, after spending years in a New York mental hospital, emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter, who lives with poet Allen Ginsberg. When Julius wanders off in the... See full summary »



, (poems), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 964 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
a list of 18 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
a list of 201 titles
created 10 Apr 2014
a list of 21 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 1990 titles
created 4 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Me and My Brother (1969)

Me and My Brother (1969) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Me and My Brother.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.

Director: Bernard Girard
Stars: Christopher Walken, Joss Ackland, Ralph Meeker
Roseland (1977)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Don De Natale
Certificate: GP Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam
Last Embrace (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.

Director: Nathaniel Gutman
Stars: Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The portrayal of pretentiously bohemian youth.

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene
Cleopatra (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Michel Auder
Stars: Viva, Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Couple of strangers arrive in a small town, each one after a different thing.

Director: David Leeds
Stars: Margot Kidder, Geoffrey Lewis, Christopher Walken
Barefoot in Athens (TV Movie 1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The last few days in the life of Socrates, including his trial.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quayle
Incest (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Teenage nightmare: parents walk in on you while you're having sex. Parent nightmare: walk in on your daughter having sex, with your son. That's what happened to Paul and Brook one blissful ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl
Stars: Hallee Hirsh, John Patrick Amedori, Erick Avari
The Wonderful John Acton (TV Series 1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Summer replacement show about an Irish-American family in Ludlow, Kentucky in 1919. John is the County Clerk and lives behind the store he owns. The stories are narrated by John's grandson ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Holcombe, Ian Martin, Virginia Dwyer
Pull My Daisy (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie
Stars: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso


Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Orlovsky ...
Peter Orlovsky ...
John Coe ...
Seth Allen ...
Virginia Kiser ...
Social worker
Cynthia McAdams ...
Beth Porter
Frederick Ainsworth
Richard Orzel
Philippe La Prelle


Julius Orlovsky, after spending years in a New York mental hospital, emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter, who lives with poet Allen Ginsberg. When Julius wanders off in the middle of filming, Frank hires and actor (Joseph Chaikin) to play the character and begins a fictional version of his psychological portrait. Then, as suddenly as he vanished, Julius turns up in an institution where he and Peter must face their relationship. Written by skunkgoddess1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »







Release Date:

10 September 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Jag och min bror  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

See  »

Did You Know?


Sam Shepard's film debut. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

My favorite film
17 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in years, but it remains my standard of what a great film should be. Some of the most beautiful imagery celluloid has ever seen. Through its simplicity of character and plot it creates complex layers of thought, questioning reality, family, and perhaps even existence. Few films compete with its clarity and none out shine it. Although Frank is best known for his photography and his film PULL MY DAISY, this film is where he really embraced the medium as a wicked yet intriguing voyeur. Also, it seems that women really relate to this film, though there is no leading female character that I remember. If you can find a copy of this film (I think you can get the VHS from the Modern Museum of Art in Houston) I suggest you see. It is pure brilliance.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack Dylan? rdjenkins-4
Discuss Me and My Brother (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: