The Strawberry Statement (1970)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliot - Coxswain
Murray MacLeod ...
Tom Foral ...
Elliot - Organizer
Michael Margotta ...
Dr. Benton
James Kunen ...
Girl with Clipboard
Carol Bagdasarian ...
Girl on Telephone
Jon Hill ...
Kristin Van Buren ...
Girl in Filing Room


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.


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

24 June 1970 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Blutige Erdbeeren  »

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David Dukes' film debut. See more »


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 »


Simon: How many kids *will* show, do you think?
Charlie: It's worth taking a look. I mean, a lot of kids'll show because of that strawberry statement.
Simon: What?
Charlie: The dean. He said our telling him we had an opinion is like telling him we like strawberries.
Simon: Oh, I love straw - I love strawberries!
Charlie: Oh, schmuck.
Simon: Strawberries? What's he got against strawberries?
Charlie: Must be their color.
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Something In The Air
Recorded by Thunderclap Newman
Composed by John Keen (as John Keene)
Produced by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Courtesy Track Records
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An interesting period piece
25 June 2002 | by (Tokyo) – See all my reviews

This movie will be of interest to anyone curious about the mores, attitudes, fashions, and lifestyles of the those involved in the radical student movement of the late 1960s. It presents a compelling portrait of the times. Personally I was left with the impression that the students were largely naive, spoiled idiots, and I found it difficult to sympathize with their agenda and methods. Nevertheless, I did feel for the duration of the movie that I was immersed in a reasonable, realistic representation of those times. The movie presents a more reality-based view of the late 60s than hippy freakout pieces like "Easy rider," for example, so you the viewer is advised to look at it as a kind of window into an era gone by.

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