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The Strawberry Statement (1970)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  24 June 1970 (France)
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Simon is a student at a college in San Francisco. He is content to be on the rowing team and remain as just a casual observer to the on-campus unrest, demonstrations and protests. However, ... See full summary »

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Simon
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Linda
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Elliot - Coxswain
Murray MacLeod ...
George
Tom Foral ...
Coach
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Elliot - Organizer
Michael Margotta ...
Swatch
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Dr. Benton
James Kunen ...
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Girl with Clipboard
Carol Bagdasarian ...
Girl on Telephone
Jon Hill ...
Student
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Girl in Filing Room
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Simon is a student at a college in San Francisco. He is content to be on the rowing team and remain as just a casual observer to the on-campus unrest, demonstrations and protests. However, curiosity gets the best of him and he begins exploring the inner sanctum of the students who have invaded the dean's office. He soon meets Linda and becomes a loyal member of the student revolution to meet girls. However, when he truly discovers the corruption and the madness that his comrades are protesting, his mindset also joins the movement. He becomes a revolutionary leader and prepares his comrades for a very violent climactic showdown with "the pigs" at a sit-in. Written by thustlebird

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Their dream was to go to college.

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The film was originally to be shot on Columbia University's campus. However, Columbia withdrew their offer and the crew moved to Berkeley instead. The book had not gained notoriety yet and Berkeley was more or less in the dark about the content of the film and what events the director would be staging on the campus. This explains the tongue-in-cheek scrolling "thank-you-to-Berkeley" title card scrolling in the opening of the film. See more »

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Coxswains don't say "stroke". The stroke of the boat (the rower in front of the coxswain) is responsible for maintaining the stroke rate. See more »

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Girl in Filing Room: [after exposing her breasts to Simon] Did you know Lenin loved women with big breasts?
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Composed by Richard Strauss
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Overlooked Masterpiece
9 February 2000 | by ( LOS ANGELES) – See all my reviews

This exuberant, irreverent, tender, glorious film is THE cinematic embodiment of the sixties. This is one of the greatest films ever made. The camera work sparkles. Plot becomes almost irrelevant. This movie invented music video. It is much more than a movie about this or that. It is a celebration of life, youth, craziness, dreams. It leaves you yearning for life, and makes everything look beautiful. Watch this film to see how limited and timid most films are. What a breath of fresh air!!!!!


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