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Director:
Writers:
Paul Mazursky (written by) and
Larry Tucker (written by)
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Release Date:
16 January 1970 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice request the company of your pleasure. See more »
Plot:
Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
INSIGHT! INSIGHT! See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Natalie Wood ... Carol Sanders

Robert Culp ... Bob Sanders

Elliott Gould ... Ted Henderson

Dyan Cannon ... Alice Henderson
Horst Ebersberg ... Horst
Lee Bergere ... Emilio
Donald F. Muhich ... Psychiatrist
Noble Lee Holderread Jr. ... Sean Sanders
K.T. Stevens ... Phyllis

Celeste Yarnall ... Susan

Lynn Borden ... Cutter
Linda Burton ... Stewardess

Greg Mullavey ... Tim - Group Leader
Andre Philippe ... Oscar
Diane Berghoff ... Myrna
John Halloran ... Conrad
Susan Merin ... Toby
Jeffrey Walker ... Roger
Vicki Thal ... Jane
Joyce Easton ... Wendy
Howard Dayton ... Howard
Alida Ihle ... Alida
John Brent ... Dave
Garry Goodrow ... Bert
Carol O'Leary ... Sue
Constance Egan ... Norma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Black ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Davana Caryl ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Florence Clayton ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Bill Cosby ... Nightclub Patron in Hat (uncredited)
Philip de Firmian ... Susan's Date (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Man Outside Hotel (uncredited)
Jerry Franks ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Leif Garrett ... Jimmy Henderson (uncredited)

Michael Z. Gordon ... Waiter (uncredited)
Marshall Ho'o ... Dr. Ho'o (uncredited)
Bill Kelly ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Walter Kightly ... Bob's Friend (uncredited)

Hawk Koch ... El Taco Employee (voice) (uncredited)
Devra Korwin ... Booth Woman (uncredited)
Saverio Lo Medico ... Owner (uncredited)
Ivan Markota ... Bartender (uncredited)
Sally Marr ... Model (uncredited)

Paul Mazursky ... Man Screaming at the Institute (uncredited)
Doreen McLean ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Fredricka Meyers ... Cover Girl (uncredited)
Celeste Michaels ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Susana Miranda ... Girl on Airplane (uncredited)
Tony Mirelez ... Busboy (uncredited)
Mike Morris ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jan Narramore ... Model (uncredited)
Leig Nervik ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John S. Ragin ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Richard Reed ... Waiter at Chianti's (uncredited)
Mark Rhudy ... Father at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Nanci Roberts ... Model (uncredited)
David Roya ... Waiter (uncredited)

Connie Sawyer ... Waitress (uncredited)
Milli Schuber ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Margaret Teele ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tereza Thaw ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man Outside Hotel (uncredited)
Larry Tucker ... Bearded Man Walking in Front of Hotel (uncredited)
Renata Vanni ... Chianti Woman (uncredited)

Joey D. Vieira ... Dishwasher (uncredited)
Al Ward ... Chef (uncredited)
Paula Warner ... Model (uncredited)
Louis Whitehill ... Car Attendant (uncredited)
Pamebla Woolman ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Mazursky 
 
Writing credits
Paul Mazursky (written by) and
Larry Tucker (written by)

Produced by
M.J. Frankovich .... executive producer
Larry Tucker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles E. Lang)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart H. Pappé 
 
Art Direction by
Pato Guzman 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
William O'Sullivan .... executive production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Ray .... assistant director
Hawk Koch .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
 
Sound Department
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound
Dicken Berglund .... voiceover mixer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Miriam Nelson .... choreographer
Margaret Hanly .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Leif Garrett's film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Ted Henderson:First, we'll have an orgy. Then we'll go see Tony Bennett.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sex Game (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
What the World Needs Now Is LoveSee more »

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34 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
INSIGHT! INSIGHT!, 24 August 1999
Author: MicheBel from Los Angeles, CA

I love this movie. Although some people may classify it as "dated," the concepts that it deals with are worth exploring today. How honest are we to one another? How often do we actually look at people? And what is love?

From its opening shots (tooling up PCH in a cool car) to its closing ones (people really looking at each other), it's a true work of art. The beginning truly captures the free and concept-expanding atmosphere that is the Esalen Institute, which itself has not changed much since then. Screen goddess Natalie Wood, in one of her best roles, inhabits the honesty and sexual freedom that is Carol. Robert Culp is a strong counterpart to her as Bob. The more repressed couple, Eliott Gould and Dyan Cannon, are perfect.

Along the way, they explore the boundaries of sexuality, monogamy and friendship, and realize that some lines are better left uncrossed. To me, it puts a very fine point on what was going on in the 60s, and where exactly we went wrong.

SEE THIS FILM. It'll give you insight. Promise.

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