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Getting Straight (1970)

A Vietnam vet and former social radical is conflicted by his desire to become a teacher and his sympathy with anti-establishment student protests.

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Harry Bailey has returned from Vietnam and returns to college to earn his masters degree so he can teach English. He is considered a hero among the radical student body, but still sees the absurdity on both sides of the fence. He contends with the reactionary administration and the impetuous, often futile objectives of the restless students. He acts as a mediator between the two feuding bodies. On top of everything else, his girlfriend Jan wants to marry him and live a life in the suburbs. He is cornered and finally lets loose at his own masters degree dissertation meeting, just as the latest protest heats up. Written by thustlebird

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Star Elliott Gould front-lined this movie straight after coming off two box-office hit pictures which were MASH (1970) and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). See more »

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Harry Bailey: [pointing out a rioting student to the dean] Do you see that kid outside? Last week, he just wanted to get laid. Now he wants to kill somebody. You should have let him get laid!
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Getting Straight
Written by Ronald Stein, Dan Peyton, Marty Kaniger and Caroline Arnell
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Its Sheila Graham not Zelda
17 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

one of my favorite oldies.Candice had just left the University of Pennsylvania where she literally stopped traffic on campus because of her beauty (I actually saw it happen!).She never looked as good in films as she did in real life at that time.I believe that the line Eliot Gould uses when he's had enough of the professor's comments about Fitzgerald's homosexuality is that yes it could be possible that he was a homosexual but that it sure would be news to Sheila Graham (not Zelda) with whom he had an apparently scandalous affair when he was in Hollywood trying to make money.I was in college during that era and there its a fairly good representation of the way things were then and indicative of the nuttiness of that era


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