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The Ski Bum (1971)

 -  Drama  -  1 December 1971 (USA)
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Johnny
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Samantha
Joseph Mell ...
Burt Stone
Dimitra Arliss ...
Liz Stone
Tedd King ...
Maxwell Enderby
Dwight Marfield ...
Doctor Walter Graham
Freddie James ...
Brad Stone
Lori Shelle ...
Lisa Stone
Pierre Jalbert ...
Roger
Anna Karen ...
Golda Lanning
Paul Jabara ...
Rocco
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Rod
Don Campbell ...
Randy
Noah Keen ...
Marty (as Noah Keene)
David Chow ...
Otto
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skiing | independent film

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He lives on skis... and off women! See more »

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This was originally intended as a project for Peter O'Toole. He left the movie to make The Lion in Winter (1968) instead and the film was temporarily abandoned. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »

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rare hippie classic
13 September 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

A colleague of mine lent me this movie. Apparently he bought it for 99 cents (or something). Based on the cover (hot-tub, two girls in bikinis, guy with mullet haircut) I was somewhat hesitant to watch it. But, it's raining today, so...

First of all, the cover has NOTHING to do with the movie. It is NOT an action movie, despite what the synopsis says. There is NO action, no violence... there is NO GUY WITH A MULLET!

What we DO have, however, is what appears to be a UCLA film student's project (check the end credits). The opening credits were obviously chopped off to make way for the random title "Point Zero" which isn't the title of the movie at all.

If you enjoy late-60's thrown-together stoned-out flicks, you'll probably love this (especially the scene in Aspen where we meet some funny hippie dudes just... hanging loose).

It's no use to tell you what the movie is about in detail, so I'll make it quick: Ski "bum" gets job teaching rich dude's family how to ski and gets wrapped up in shady business transactions. He struggles to maintain his hippie ideals and not sell-out to the man, dig?

Three things: 1) be prepared for some great "echoplex" tape echo effects on the audio while our hero freaks out constantly. 2) check out a very young Jackson Browne playing guitar at the steam-bath party 3) the music in the movie is by Joseph Byrd (of the band "United States of America" which is classic late 60's acid-drenched psyche music - Beatles meets Charles Ives with many electronic gadgets. worth checking out.)

Peace- DJE


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