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18 October 1971 (USA) See more »
She's a Sweet Little Mother! See more »
Bunny is a penniless widow who blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade. Soon the pair starts a successful crime spree, and the cops aren't turning a blind eye. | Add synopsis »
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Patriarchy and Parasitism See more (17 total) »


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Bette Davis ... Bunny O'Hare

Ernest Borgnine ... Bill Green - Gruenwald

Jack Cassidy ... Lieutenant Greeley
Joan Delaney ... R.J. Hart
Jay Robinson ... John C. Rupert

John Astin ... Ad
Reva Rose ... Lulu

Robert Foulk ... Commissioner Dingle
Brayden Linden ... Frank
Karen Mae Johnson ... Lola (as Karen Rae Johnson)
Francis R. Cody ... Rhett (as Francis Cody)
Darra Lyn Tobin ... Elvira (as Darra Lynn Tobin)
Hank Whickham ... Speed
J. Rob Jordan ... Policeman Nerdman
David Cargo ... State Trooper Cargo (as Governor David Cargo)
Herb Marlis ... Lloyd
Bruno VeSota ... Lab Technician
Robert Ball ... Bellhop
Jose Ramirez ... Border Guard (as Carlos Jose Ramirez)
David Rain ... Teller
Madeline A. Russo ... Little Old Lady

Bud Ekins ... Cedar Crest Bank Guard
Ann La Fan ... Scared Lady (as Ann Lafan)
Gene Krischer ... Hippie w / Bird
Grady Hill ... Gas Station Attendant
Cordy Garcia ... Officer Gonzales
Robert Mader ... Officer At Roadblock (as Sergeant Robert Mader)
Carol Smith ... Ad's Girlfriend #1
Randi Proctor ... Ad's Girlfriend #2
Luanne Roberts ... Ad's Girlfriend #3
Barbara Raines ... Ad's Girlfriend #4

Larry Linville ... Max (Collector #1)

Tony Genaro ... Collector #2
Robert Isenberg ... Collector #3 (as Bob Isenberg)

Buck Kartalian ... Sensitivity Group
Irene Byatt ... Sensitivity Group (as Irenee Byatt)
Roberta Reeves ... Sensitivity Group
Ed Call ... Sensitivity Group
Robert Baur ... Sensitivity Group

Directed by
Gerd Oswald 
Writing credits
Stanley Z. Cherry (screenplay) &
Coslough Johnson (screenplay)

Stanley Z. Cherry (story "Bunny and Billy")

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Norman T. Herman .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
Gerd Oswald .... producer
Original Music by
Billy Strange 
Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs 
John M. Stephens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr. 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Garr 
Makeup Department
Bette Iverson .... hair stylist
Beau Wilson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jack Aldworth .... production manager
Elliot Schick .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daisy Gerber .... second assistant director
Rusty Meek .... assistant director
Art Department
Art Cole .... property master: on location
Allan Gordon .... property master: Hollywood
Harry Reif .... set dressing
Ernie Sawyers .... second prop man: Hollywood
Sound Department
William S. Johnson .... boom man: on location
Richard Overton .... sound mix: Hollywood (as Dick Overton)
Howard Warren .... sound mixer: on location
Wilmarth Wilmarth .... boom man: Hollywood
Special Effects by
Cliff Wenger .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
George Baldwin .... gaffer: on-location
William C. Bohny .... first assistant camera: on-location
Richard Borland .... company grip: on-location (as Richard J. Borland)
Michael Dugan .... camera operator: second unit
Roy Hogstedt .... second assistant camera: on-location
Jack Kizer .... camera operator: on-location
Don Marshall .... gaffer: Hollywood
Kyme Meade .... camera operator: Hollywood
John Murray .... company grip: Hollywood
Mason Sperry .... dolly grip
Alex Touyarot .... assistant camera: Hollywood
Ken John Borland .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe
Music Department
Al Simms .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Dale Raos .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
John Astin .... creative consultant

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Spain:88 min | USA:91 min | West Germany:81 min (theatrical version)
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Did You Know?

Star Bette Davis brought suit claiming the production company censored her dialogue and destroyed the film. The lawsuit was later dropped.See more »
Miscellaneous: Towards the beginning of the movie they pull into an A&W Drive-In, yet inside the car he is drinking from a Dairy Queen cup.See more »
Bunny O'Hare:[to Bill] I didn't rob the bank for myself. I did it for my kids.See more »
Movie Connections:
Right Or Wrong - The Ballad of Bunny O'HareSee more »


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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Patriarchy and Parasitism, 20 July 2009
Author: apass from United States

This film belongs to an enigmatic category I refer to as Extinct. No VHS or DVD release. Only a TV broadcast now and then. It deserves more, as do most extinct films: they should all be available for streaming or download on the web.

After seeing it yesterday on THIS, the new CBS digital broadcast sub-channel, I found Delaney's performance to be the highlight. Her ambivalent, playful acquiescence must epitomize the fate of countless intelligent women, even to this day. I'm no feminist, but I can empathize. She's clearly the superior cop. But the best she can do is gently nudge her male boss in the right direction. And when he errs, she can't correct him, lest he lose face. Civilization would probably be a hundred years further along by now if we humans weren't so rigidly patriarchal. Too many great women have been relegated to the sidelines. Including Delaney, whose film career apparently ended here.

Davis and Borgnine, meanwhile, help us understand the unfortunate issue of exploitative adult children. They've grown up, but they don't want to be independent. They happily parasitize their aging parents, who in Bette Davis' case, actually risk life and limb to procure infusions of cash in response to concocted, irresponsible excuses. Her progeny's utter lack of conscience was bewildering to me. I shudder to think how many elderly grandparents sympathize with Bunny's futile situation. There are probably millions of real-life parent-parasites in the world, preying upon their progenitors' unconditional affections.

This is a multifaceted film. Thanks to its stars, it's engaging too.

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