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Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1971)

R  |   |  Drama  |  15 September 1971 (USA)
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Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.

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Barry Primus ...
Gnossos 'Paps' Pappadopoulis
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Heff
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Jack
Philip Shafer ...
Flip
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Fitzgore
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Mojo
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Juan Carlos Rosenbloom
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Himself
Larry Albright ...
Fraternity Brother
Ved Bandhu ...
George
Marian Clarke ...
Pamela Watson-May
John Coe ...
Motherball
John Collin ...
Sergeant Woody
John Davis ...
Male Student
Linda De Coff ...
Kristin
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Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.

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Gnossos 'Paps' Pappadopoulis: Why are you so dressed up?
Fitzgore: It's Rush Week.
Gnossos 'Paps' Pappadopoulis: You gonna kill the fatted calf?
Fitzgore: No, we're having steak.
[Gnossos rolls his eyes]
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Roll Daddy Roll
Music by Garry Sherman
Lyrics by Gene Pistilli
Sung by The Four Satins
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Too bad this film is not available
5 June 2004 | by (CA,USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it came out briefly in the theater. I totally disagree with Chip_Douglas' write-up, but I can can understand that some people like only classical music and couldn't stand rock, so people have different likes and dislikes.

When I saw the movie, I thought, "how can they get away with this? Is this really going to last?" It is a collage, somewhat of a satire, but also a work of art in studying some archetypes of a period. If the movie were available, and shown several times on cable or satellite, I think it would become a cult classic. You cannot view it in a serious way because it is a view of extremes. It's not supposed to be a real-life story. Somebody please put it on DVD! It would be similar in television to the fantastic American Gothic series, also practically unavailable.


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