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Little Murders (1971)

PG  |   |  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
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Kenny Newquist
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Mr. Chamberlain
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Mrs. Chamberlain
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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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After seeing the film, Jean Renoir wrote to Alan Arkin, telling him "this film will never be forgotten". See more »

Quotes

Patsy Newquist: And you're going to feel starting right now, is that right? I don't want a nod, I want an answer. Say, "yes, Patsy."
Alfred Chamberlain: Yes, Patsy.
Patsy Newquist: Yes, Patsy what?
Alfred Chamberlain: Yes, Patsy, I'm going to feel.
Patsy Newquist: Starting when?
Alfred Chamberlain: Starting as soon as I can manage it.
Patsy Newquist: Starting when?
Alfred Chamberlain: Starting now.
Patsy Newquist: And what's your first feeling?
Alfred Chamberlain: Er, it's sort of distant.
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Skating in Central Park
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22 March 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If you have not been fortunate enough to have viewed this comic masterpiece, I can only believe that you have yet to consider yourself alive.

This film is truly a pure comic farce and one of my all time favorites.

I saw this film in the theatre over thirty (30) years ago and I still remember parts of it and chuckle loudly as though it were just yesterday.

I can only believe that if whoever makes the decision to transfer videos to DVD hasn't transfered Little Murders, he or she should choose another vocation because his movie acumen is slim to none.


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