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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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Linda
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Elliot - Coxswain
Murray MacLeod ...
George
Tom Foral ...
Coach
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Swatch
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Dr. Benton
James Kunen ...
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Girl with Clipboard
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Girl on Telephone
Jon Hill ...
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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Blutige Erdbeeren  »

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David Dukes' film debut. 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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All we are saying ... is give peace a chance!
24 November 2011 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

This is the perfect movie for anyone interested in the truth about the sixties, the lengths we went to, and how America learned that its people are pretty powerless against the powers that be. Kim Darby is perfection in her role, as she always was, and is! The climax is a living nightmare ... yet, total reality! This movie also shows you why so many Americans turned to drugs, why America is what it is today. When a nation feels powerless, the majority of that nation turns to fantasy / science fiction, and anything else that will make them forget what they have no power to change. This movie showed us the end of hope, and self-respect ... and the beginning of this mess we leave to future generations ..... oblivion!


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