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Release Date:
6 March 1968 (USA) See more »
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A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Strasberg ... Jenny Davis

Dean Stockwell ... Dave

Jack Nicholson ... Stoney

Bruce Dern ... Steve Davis

Adam Roarke ... Ben
Max Julien ... Elwood

Henry Jaglom ... Warren
Linda Gaye Scott ... Lynn (as Linda G. Scott)
Mireille Machu ... Pandora (as I.J. Jefferson)
Tommy Flanders ... Wesley
Ken Scott ... Preacher

Garry Marshall ... Plainclothesman (as Gary Marshall)
Geoffrey Stevens ... Greg
Susan Bushman ... Little Girl
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Thug (as John Cardos)
Madgel Dean ... The Mother
William Gerrity ... Little Boy
Bob Kelljan ... Arthur (as Robert Kelljan)

Gary Kent ... Thug's Leader
Beatriz Monteil ... Landlady
Dave Morick (as David Morick)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself
The Seeds ... Themselves
The Strawberry Alarm Clock ... Themselves
William Bonner ... Thug (uncredited)
Joyce King ... Woman (uncredited)
Barbara London ... Sadie (uncredited)
Sky Saxon ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Rush 
Writing credits
E. Hunter Willett (screenplay) &
Betty Ulius (screenplay)

E. Hunter Willett (story)

Betty Tusher  screenplay (uncredited)
Betty Tusher  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Dick Clark .... producer
Norman T. Herman .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
Film Editing by
Renn Reynolds 
Art Direction by
Leon Ericksen 
Makeup Department
Rafaelle Patterson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Lewis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elliot Schick .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert Vincent O'Neill .... property master (as Robert O'Neil)
Sound Department
James Contrares .... sound boom
Le Roy Robbins .... mixer (as Leroy Robbins)
Le Roy Robbins .... recordist (as Leroy Robbins)
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary Kent .... special effects
Dave Morick .... stuntman (as David Morick)
John 'Bud' Cardos .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Kent .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Gary Kent .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Robles .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... chief electrician (as Aggie Aguilar)
Foster K. Denker .... electrical grip (as Foster Denker)
Peter Heiser .... camera operator
Jim Morrissett .... special lighting effects
Jack Oliver .... key grip
Bill Pecchi .... key grip
Frank Ruttencutter .... camera operator
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Anderson .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Herb Steinore .... assistant film editor
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Joyce King .... script supervisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Sheila Scott .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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101 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The movie was meant to perform the same function in relation to The Trip (1967/II). Jack Nicholson had written a script that director Richard Rush thought was too "experimental" for mainstream cinema, so the concept of a 'youth" film based in San Francisco and dealing with flower power and drugs was taken over by other writers and Nicholson did not eventually receive a screen credit for his work, although he took what was essentially the male lead in the picture. But Nicholson wrote the part of Stoney for himself as part of the package.See more »
Continuity: During the Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow" song, the lead guitarist's guitar changes halfway through the song.See more »
Dave:Well, pretty soon that little girl you're pretending not to notice, that one standing right there with her eyes full of love, pretty soon you'll start worrying about whether you can afford her. And then it's buy now, pay later. 9 to 5 the rest of your life.
Stoney:[sarcastic] Pretty soon the boogie man'll get me.
Dave:[to Jenny] You're looking lovely this morning, Jenny. Tell him I'm right. You're not one to play games. Tell him how it is.
Jenny Davis:I'm just catching a bus.
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Seeds cameo was too short, 19 September 2003
Author: ethylester from Michigan

Most everything people have already said about this movie is how I think about it, too. However, I would like to say for the Seeds fans out there that might try to see the film so they can see the Seeds footage that it's way too brief. I love the Seeds and I wanted desperately to see some closeups of the guys in action. Maybe see some good dancing by Sky or even get a good group shot. I was pretty disappointed to see Sky rocking out to some bad synchronizing on part of the audio engineers. It makes him look like he has no sense of rhythm! And you only get to see him for half seconds at a time. And Daryl Hooper (organist) isn't even shown when the band plays! It spends more time showing Jan Savage's fingers playing guitar than it spends on the any other Seeds shot. Quite a disappointment, especially since there is hardly any footage of this amazing band anywhere. Aside from that, the Strawberry Alarm Clock get great coverage, which is nice.

The plot of the movie is really entertaining as well. But I wonder, why didn't Jenny talk like a deaf person? I guess it's because you're led to believe she really isn't deaf.

Either way, it's a good movie with some good tripping scenes and cool clothes and lines: "Why are you dancing alone?" "I'm not, I'm dancing with everybody!" yikes! that's heavy! haha

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