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Little Murders (1971)

 -  Comedy  -  9 February 1971 (USA)
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A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of random shootings that had just begun in NYC at the time the play was written. How the ... See full summary »

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Alfred Chamberlain
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Patsy Newquist
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Mr. Newquist
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Mrs. Newquist
Jon Korkes ...
Kenny Newquist
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Mr. Chamberlain
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Mrs. Chamberlain
Lou Jacobi ...
Judge Stern
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Lt. Practice
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A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of random shootings that had just begun in NYC at the time the play was written. How the family's failings are magnified by the social confusion of the times is the crux of the plot. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Also Known As:

Kis gyilkosságok  »

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The inspiration behind Jules Feiffer's play was his disillusionment with the state of the world and his perceived breakdown in social order following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Chamberlain: Who is it, Darby?
Mr. Chamberlain: It's Alfred.
Mrs. Chamberlain: Alfred who?
Mr. Chamberlain: Alfred Chamberlain.
Mrs. Chamberlain: My Alfred Chamberlain?
Mr. Chamberlain: Tom Wolfe said you can't go home again. But I doubt if he meant that literally, more likely a metaphor. But he didn't come from Chicago. More Carolina, Georgia. Something like that. Wolfe wasn't a racist, though. I don't think he was. An anti-Semite I think, but not a racist.
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Breath of Steele (1984) See more »

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Skating in Central Park
Written by John Lewis
Performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet
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The kind of film you won't see everyday
11 February 2000 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A black comedy in every sense of the word. It's too bad that Alan Arkin doesn't direct more movies because he really scored with this one. It's a movie that still seems so fresh today because of its storyline, even after close to 30 years. It was pertinent back then and even more so today. It's great to see appearances here by Arkin and Donald Sutherland, and it's one of Elliott Gould's best roles.

Keep on the lookout for this in your late night t.v. schedule. It's really worth seeing again (and especially if you haven't seen it yet).


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