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Getting Straight
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Release Date:
13 May 1970 (USA) See more »
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America's children lay it on the line.
Plot:
A Vietnam vet and former social radical is conflicted by his desire to become a teacher and his sympathy with anti-establishment student protests. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elliott Gould ... Harry Bailey

Candice Bergen ... Jan

Robert F. Lyons ... Nick

Jeff Corey ... Dr. Edward Willhunt
Max Julien ... Ellis

Cecil Kellaway ... Dr. Kasper
Jon Lormer ... Vandenburg

Leonard Stone ... Lysander
William Bramley ... Wade Linden

Jeannie Berlin ... Judy Kramer

John Rubinstein ... Herbert
Richard Anders ... Dr. Greengrass
Brenda Sykes ... Luan
Jenny Sullivan ... Sheila

Gregory Sierra ... Garcia

Billie Bird ... Landlady

Harrison Ford ... Jake
Elizabeth Lane ... Alice Linden
Hilary Thompson ... Cynthia
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Stebbins
Joanna Serpe ... Roommate
Scott Perry ... Airline representative
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Holcombe ... Dean Chesney (uncredited)
Julia Anne Robinson ... College girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Rush 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Kaufman 
Ken Kolb  novel

Produced by
Paul Lewis .... associate producer
Richard Rush .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács 
 
Film Editing by
Maury Winetrobe 
 
Art Direction by
Sydney Z. Litwack 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward M. Parker  (as Edward Parker)
 
Costume Design by
Gene Ashman 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup supervisor (as Leo Lotito)
 
Production Management
Sheldon Schrager .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hawk Koch .... assistant director (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
Charles Norton .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Walter Starkey .... property master
 
Sound Department
Chic Borland .... sound
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects
 
Stunts
Charles Bail .... stunt coordinator
Mike Dilley .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer
Don Carstenson .... gaffer
Jack Courtland .... camera operator
James Dean .... dolly grip
Peter Heiser .... assistant camera
Carl Manoogian .... key grip
Doug J. Campbell .... best boy grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Abe Lincoln Jr. .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
 
Other crew
Sheila Scott .... production assistant
Terry Terrill .... script supervisor
 
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124 min
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Lane Community College in Eugene served as the location for the film. The new campus was in the final stages of construction at the time of production. This allowed the film crew to easily simulate the occupation of offices and buildings by protesters without interfering with actual campus life. Some pyrotechnic effects were used, including one that used black powder and petroleum that blackened an exterior wall and startled the cast and crew. A technician apologized for overdoing the effect (an understatement). Many local people were involved, including a few hand-picked for stunt work.See more »
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Harry Bailey:We're sending those kids off to drop napalm on people. People like you, Alice and the kids. Defecating in the hallway of the Hilton Hotel. I don't only call it a tame gesture. I call it fantastic restraint.See more »
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Ain't No WaySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Watch the apple..., 23 October 2013
Author: Stephanie Donald from United States

The first time I saw this movie was in a drive-in movie when I was in high school (just make a left turn at the submarine races and you'll find it). and the film opened uniquely enough to keep me from ignoring it for better things to do.

As the opening credits rolled, the students were tossing this nice red apple across the campus, looking at it, smiling or laughing, and tossing it on to someone else. This kept up all the way through the credits until it drove you nuts. What the hell was on that apple that was so damned fascinating?!?!? Just when the credits ended, the camera angle changed over this student's shoulder and you could see that someone had carved (very neatly, mind you) into the apple, the following message: "THERE IS NO GRAVITY--THE EARTH SUCKS" I have never forgotten that opening scene nor the message on the apple because as I got older, I found that indeed; the Earth does suck--I can see it in the mirror every day.

I think everyone should see where we came from and what historically we've lived through so I recommend this movie for when you're stuck inside on one of those dreary weather days when you've got nothing to do.

There is a good point and bad point to every argument and that's what this movie is all about and remember that if we don't learn from our past then we're doomed to repeat it.

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