Hi, Mom! (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1970 (UK)
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A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Superintendent (as Charles Durnham)
Joe Banner
Abraham Goren ...
Jeannie Mitchell
Bruce Price ...
Jimmy Mitchell
Ricky Parker ...
Ricky Mitchell
Andy Parker ...
Andy Mitchell
Judy Bishop
Robbie Heywood ...
Leslie Bornstein ...
Uncle Tom Wood
Gerrit Wood
Nelson Peltz ...
Delia Abrams ...


Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads him to fall in with a radical 'Black Power' group, which in turn leads him to carry out a bizarre act of urban terrorism! Written by Grant Hamilton <n9431210@scholar.nepean.uws.edu.au>

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1970 (UK)  »

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Blue Manhattan  »

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A sequel to Brian De Palma's Greetings. See more »


Microphone is visible at the lower portion of the screen when John Rubin is pretending to be on the phone with ABC computer dating for the first time. See more »


[first lines]
Jon Rubin: Uh, excuse me, sir? Sir? Sir - uh, are you the janitor of this building?
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Featured in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »


Be Black Baby
Music by Eric Kaz
Lyrics by John Andreolli
Sung by Grady Tate
Recorded at A&R Studios under the supervision of Eric Kaz
Engineer: Dave Sanders
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Baby be blacker than black
27 October 1999 | by (home of 2000 Olympics) – See all my reviews

Both satirical and black this early Brian De Palma film is hiliarious. Robert De Niro plays a pre-'Taxi driver' looney who films people in the neighbouring building and joins a black militant group, of whom are fighting 'The man'

I guess this started off De Palma's Hitchcock fixation carreer of paying homeage to the main man. RE: Rear window.

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