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Director:
Writers:
E. Hunter Willett (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
6 March 1968 (USA) See more »
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come where the PLEASURE LOVERS are See more »
Plot:
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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Pleasures on Haight St. with Nicholson as Stoney See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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
 
Stunts
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
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow" song, the lead guitarist's guitar changes halfway through the song.See more »
Quotes:
Stoney:C'mon, man! Warren's freakin' out at the gallery!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "The Drug Years" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Psych-Out SanctorumSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Pleasures on Haight St. with Nicholson as Stoney, 2 July 2004
Author: shepardjessica from sparks, nevada

This cool, little movie (directed by Richard Rush of Stunt Man fame) stars Susan Strasberg (good actress; daughter of Lee); she hung out with all these cool nobodies (then) as a deaf chick on Haight_Ashbury streets looking for her older brother (Bruce Dern as the Seeker). This is a YEAR befor Easy Rider (a great movie) and the plot just rolls in a exploitive-psychelic Roger Corman way that's totally the perfect drive-in movie that is not a realistic hippie, 60's, whatever statement) for 1968. Dean Stockwell plays the cool, cynical head-band dude, Nicholson is Stoney, the level-headed pot-head guitar player, Max Julien as mr. intense, Henry Jaglom as the "artist" and The Strawberry Alarm Clock" first hit single (with a real plot) on location, and then Bruce Dern later in the film, while Strasberg carries the story (deaf); It's totally cool. I assume everybody hip as scene this Universal film by now, no matter what you're into.

Check this flick (It blows away The Wild Angels and other cool exploitation films by the youth movement, even then);along with Hell's Angels on Wheels (Jack Nicholson and Sabrina Scharf - from Easy Rider) as one of the few films made on the Haight - realism would come later; like a year later because of Hopper, Fonda and, well ...you know.

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