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Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1970)

 -  Comedy  -  19 May 1971 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Carballo ...
Lt. Roger Manley (as Richard Carballo)
Devin Goldenberg ...
Robbie Battle - the son
Jane McLeod ...
Rita Battle - the wife
Yvonne McCall ...
Dr. Lilly Whitehorn
Rosella Olsen ...
Eve Manley
Diane Moore ...
Lydia - the naturist swimmer
Iris Brooks ...
Lulu
Jean David ...
Mrs. O'Reilly
Stanton Edgehill ...
Billie, the transvestite
Robert Emerick ...
2nd Radio Voice (voice)
Larry Evers ...
Al
Daphne Gil ...
Dancing Girl
Elizabeth Grusky ...
Elizabeth
Andrew Kay ...
Young Man in Pool
Tim Lewis ...
Mike Avalon
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Parents in a small, conservative community don't think that the sex drive is a normal thing for children to experience. So much so, that they label education in that regard as a communist plot. The group of prudes is led by an impotent alcoholic and a gay policeman. Written by Fryingham

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The Great American Obsession Gets Laid to Rest. See more »

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Opening titles are spoken, with no accompanying text, by the director's daughter, Katherine Avildsen. See more »

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Closing titles lists a fake credit: "Training Film #IF92 by the Institute for Interpersonal Relations; Croton, N.Y." See more »

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Uneven but still fascinating capsule on early '70's
9 January 2003 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

John G. Avildsen, before becoming the respectable director of uplifting "climb to victory" tales like ROCKY and 8 SECONDS, made this scattershot counterculture comedy about sex and suburbia. Like many movies of this period, including Brian DePalma's GREETINGS and Aram Avakian's END OF THE ROAD, the movie clumsily copies the jump-cutting, "fourth wall" breaking, and blackout staging of Jean-Luc Godard's inflential films previous to this, which may have seemed daring but serves now only to alienate the initial viewer of today. While there is the hint of a plot -- a community's resistence to sex education -- ultimately this is a clothesline to hang running gags: a too-vigilant vice cop, a suburban mom who talks in TV commercial jargon, a sheltered teen attracted to his babysitter, etc. Some gags are effective, others tedious. What does hold up in this movie is the actual sex education advice provided by the would-be visiting educator. It is honest, direct, and still relevant today. It stands out amid the ham-handed comedy antics. However, the message loses some effectiveness among the easy stereotyping of the middle-aged "squares." One cannot ask everything to be written as dryly and facutal as the average ABC Afterschool Special, but a little more realism and a little less condescending caricature would have given this the kind of longetivity that would make it better known, instead of the curious video obscurity it is now. Recommended primarily to those either nostalgic or curious about the early '70's.


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