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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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Student
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Student
Kristin Van Buren ...
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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Drama | Romance

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24 June 1970 (France)  »

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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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Linda: You're not really serious about this.
Simon: I am, too.
Linda: The university is burning babies and killing men, and you're on the rowing team.
Simon: Rowing *crew*. Linda...
Linda: It's a waste. This strike is part of something real. That's better than being a rowing jock.
Simon: Now, look, most of the guys on the crew aren't jocks. I mean, uh, crew doesn't even have as many WASPs as it should have, according to the population percentage of WASPs in the nation.
Linda: Maybe it should be shut down.
Simon: Now, look, I mean they have uh, ...
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Helpless
Composed by Neil Young
Sung by Crosby Stills Nash & Young (as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)
Courtesy Atlantic Records
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surprisingly good
26 November 2001 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I caught this film about 1am in the morning whilst sitting up just surfing the channels...I was bored. I came into it about ten minutes in and thought straight from the off that the picture and sound quality was atrocious...so I thought I'd watch it or a laugh. I was actually very surprised how good it was. Once you look past the low level of production, the story is gripping and the scene at the end was one of best scenes I have ever watched in a film.

If you ever get a chance to watch this, give it a chance..you wont be disappinted


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