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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

Documentary film-maker Bob Sanders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, the... See full summary »

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Horst Ebersberg ...
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Emilio
Donald F. Muhich ...
Psychiatrist
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Susan
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Cutter
Linda Burton ...
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Tim - Group Leader
Andre Philippe ...
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Diane Berghoff ...
Myrna
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Documentary film-maker Bob Sanders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, the newly "enlightened" couple chastise their closest friends, Ted and Alice, for not coming to grips with their true feelings. Bob insists that everyone "feel" rather than intellectualize their emotions, and Carol pronounces "that's beautiful" after anyone says anything even remotely personal. Ted and Alice humor their friends, but it is obvious that there is a good-natured sexual tension at work within the foursome. Written by filmfactsman

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16 January 1970 (France)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$31,897,253 (USA)
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To test the market, this film was shown in Denver, Colorado. It drew a lot of laughs. See more »

Goofs

In the psychiatrist scene, Alice is sitting directly across from the shrink. But in her close-ups, her chin is raised and she is obviously talking "up" to the camera. See more »

Quotes

Bob Sanders: Well look at you, man. You've got the guilt anyway. Don't waste it.
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I Needs to Be Be'd With
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Words and Music by Ernie Shelby and Quincy Jones
Sung by Johnny Wesley
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The rich hippies of suburbia
24 November 2002 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This is a grainy, sun-drenched, hippy farce. An examination of whether married relationships can withstand/be improved by free love - it seems almost a parody of itself, showing how a bunch of rich LA types have jumped on the peace and love bandwagon and are riding it out of existence. Like all revolutions though, it had become (main)streamlined by movies like this, and as such was about to burn out. It's 1969 and the end of the line for the hippy ideal. So this movie accurately depicts where the movement had gotten to (but is this intentional?). The film itself is a dreamy, bizarre, occasionally amusing, often boring, sex farce.


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