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
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This uni campus set picture debuted theatrically in the same 1970 year as The Kent State University Shootings (aka The May 4 Massacre aka The Kent State Massacre aka The Kent State University Massacre) in Kent, Ohio, USA. See more
Harry, you lied to me. You told me you were gonna go to that free speech meeting!
No, *you* lied to me. You told me there was gonna be free food.
Harry, what happened? you used to be the great rebel! The great leader. What are you afraid of?
Of being late for class.
Harry, in a few months the entire military industrial complex is going to have us in concentration camps in Arizona!
Hey, Judy, don't knock Arizona. It has the least incidence of lung cancer, homosexuality and crabs.
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Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Rough Cut
Written by Barry Mann
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