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Getting Straight -- Elliott Gould stars as a womanizing Viet Nam veteran who returns to the university to obtain a degree in education and finds himself involved in campus unrest. This socially relevant comedy co-stars Candice Bergen, John Rubenstein and Harrison Ford.

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Release Date:
13 May 1970 (USA) See more »
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America's children lay it on the line.
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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
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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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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The name of the American university campus in California in the USA where the picture is set is unnamed.See more »
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Jake:He was busting my chops about how my paintings were subversive. C'mon! My wife's ass is a subversive painting?See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
We were all idealistic once., 6 September 2000
Author: Roger56-2 from Columbia, Maryland USA

Mind you this film IS thirty years old and reflects what was "politically correct" for that era. We do see the early signs of the change from hippie to yuppie. Remember Jerry Rubin's conversion to capitalism? It doesn't wear well however, thirty years of wear at our ardor and idealism shows this film to be a faded glory. If a young person that wasn't around for the march from "the summer of love"; through "is Paul dead"; "Kent State"; and Watergate; and wants to see 1970 through a looking glass.. Just remember that you're looking at a different world.

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