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Release Date:
28 October 1970 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Jordan Christopher ... Jonathan
Jill O'Hara ... Jennifer

Robert Walden ... Winslow Smith

Kate Reid ... Jonathan's Mother
William Redfield ... Jonathan's Father

Lois Nettleton ... Mildred
Boni Enten ... Naomi

Elaine Stritch ... Tough Lady

Melba Moore ... Model at Party
Riggs O'Hara ... Oliver
Kristoffer Tabori ... Oliver's Boy Friend
Donald Warfield ... Young Stutterer
Jean Shevlin ... Mrs. Abelman
Matt Warner ... Mr. Abelman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Reed ... Hermie
Arthur Anderson ... Floorwalker (uncredited)
Nancy Andrews ... Passenger With Crying Child (uncredited)
Pat Ast ... Fat Girl at Party (uncredited)
Sean Bersell ... Little Boy in Cab (uncredited)
Bert Bertram ... Doorman (uncredited)
Margaret Brewster ... Pigeon Lady (uncredited)
Janet Maria Burtis ... Cranky Lady Passenger (uncredited)
Esther Bussler ... Christmas Shopper in Cab (uncredited)
Buddy Butler ... Black Passerby (uncredited)
Sean Campbell ... Boy on Crutches (uncredited)
Tony Capodilupo ... Van Man (uncredited)
María Cellario ... Pretty Girl in Laundromat (uncredited)
Richard Clarke ... Englishman (uncredited)

Daniel Davis ... Skinny (uncredited)
Steve Dawson ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Salo Douday ... Sad Bum (uncredited)

David Doyle ... Mr. Seigbert (uncredited)
Edward Dunne ... Skinny Fag (uncredited)
Christian Erickson ... Gordon (uncredited)

Frank Hamilton ... Gallstone Man in Hospital (uncredited)
Bill Herndon ... Cop at the Pier (uncredited)
Helen Ludlam ... Old Lady on Train (uncredited)
Paul Norman ... Orderly (uncredited)
Mary Orr ... Saleslady (uncredited)

Bonnie Paul ... Crying Girl (uncredited)
Wyman Pendleton ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ellis Richardson ... Black Passerby (uncredited)
Anne Shropshire ... Mother at Department Store (uncredited)
Ethel Smith ... Blowsy Lady at Pinball Machine (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sara Wilson ... Lesbian at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
John Dexter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Boyer  novel "The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker"
Ron Whyte 

Produced by
Richard Lewis .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Dedrick 
Lee Holdridge 
Edd Kalehoff 
Warren Marley 
Patrick Williams 
Cinematography by
Urs Furrer 
Film Editing by
John Oettinger 
Production Design by
Emanuel Gerard 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
Costume Design by
Domingo A. Rodriguez 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Wertheim .... second assistant director
Art Department
Hal Bock .... head carpenter
Sound Department
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Music Department
Phil Ramone .... musical director

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Also Known As:
"The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker" - USA (original title)
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106 min | USA:87 min (re-release)
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A very clever and creative times visually stunning, 3 May 2000
Author: Roberto-34 from Charlotte, NC

I saw this one in '71 in a small theatre in Tallahassee, FL while attending FSU (a time before people started attending football games in Tallahassee!).

It was great, as I recall. A film about love, loss, and self-discovery filmed in NY.

I have asked numerous poeple over the years if they ever saw or heard of "Pigeons"......not a soul! This is actually the first time I have seen the film listed or mentioned anywhere since then. I was beginning to wonder if I had dreamed the movie! What a relief!

If you get a chance, check it out ........ it's definitely worth the time and effort.

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