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Getting Straight
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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
(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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Cecil Kellaway's last movie.See more »
Quotes:
Cynthia:[student to teacher] Can you perhaps give me some recommendations for this book report? Whenever I go to the library, I just get so lost.
Harry Bailey:[taken by her sex appeal] Oh, sure.
[he writes down the title of a book]
Cynthia:[reading his recommendation] "The Complete Unexpurgated Works of the Markeese de Sayd.
Harry Bailey:No, no. It's the Marquis de Sade. You see, he was a Frenchman.
Cynthia:He was a pervert.
Harry Bailey:You already know about him?
Cynthia:My high school English teacher already tried to turn me onto him.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
ONE MANS QUEST TO BE APATHETIC.........., 12 April 2000
Author: nurebel887 (nurebel887@hotmail.com) from Hastings, England

While it would be easy for many to catagorize "Getting Straight" as a period film,it nonetheless is a timeless homage to those poor souls who are casual victims of circumstance.

From the beginning of the movie we see as protagonist Harry Bailey is set upon by all of his much younger and very politically naive fellow college students who think that if only Harry would join up with them,then their causes of the moment would be complete.It doesn't dawn upon these people that Harry is much older,with a completely different set of priorities than he had before going off to fight in the Vietnam war.

At this time in Harrys life,he wants to finish his masters degree in order to be given a teaching credential.Once he gets this,he can go about the business of molding future system challengers and left-wing banner carriers.

The only thing that stands in his way is his own naivite and egalitarian mind-set that he has reserved for all but himself.

"Getting Straight" shows us all the inevitable complications of fence-sitting and ignoring our potential in life.

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