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Thomas McGuane (novel)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay)
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The new groundskeeper at the Centennial Sporting Club decides to do something about the very odd goings-on there. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Robert Fields ... Vernur Stanton

Nicolas Coster ... James Quinn

Margaret Blye ... Janey

Jack Warden ... Earl Olive

Richard Dysart ... Spengler
William Roerick ... Fortesque
Logan Ramsey ... Scott
Leon B. Stevens ... Olds
John Seymour ... Newcombe
Helen Craig ... Mrs. Olds
Diane Rousseau ... Barbara
Lois Markle ... Sheilah

James Noble ... Canon Pritchard
Ralph Puroum ... Murray

Ralph Waite ... Olson

Jo Ann Harris ... Lu

Linda Blair ... Barby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anne Ramsey ... Scott's Wife
Claiborne Cary ... (uncredited)
Larry Deer ... Spitting man (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Peerce 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas McGuane  novel
Lorenzo Semple Jr.  screenplay

Produced by
Lee Rich .... producer (as Lee M. Rich)
Original Music by
Michael Small 
Cinematography by
Jack Courtland  (as John Courtland)
Film Editing by
Lawrence Silk 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Art Direction by
Joel Schiller 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson 
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky  (as Ronald Talsky)
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Barnett .... first assistant director
Steve Barnett .... second unit director
Art Department
Allan Gordon .... property master
Sound Department
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Stephen Fitzstephens .... sound effects: MiniMoog synthesizer
Jack F. Lilly .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator
Frank Stanley .... first assistant camera
Paul Grosso .... generator operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelly Levine .... costumer
Music Department
Michael Small .... conductor

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107 min
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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great film, Blair plays Barby, one of her first official role, 12 May 2003

An obnoxious, bloody, exploitative attempt at social relevancy which sees a group of rich folk traveling to a getaway in northern Michigan. Here all the sick decadence of the group surfaces in the space of a weekend. Orgies, killings, and other gross happenings are paraded before the camera.

Linda Blair plays the character Barby here, she is only a child but she got the eyes of the an angel and the voice of a goddess. She play the party very well. Nobody would know that this little child will have the part in one legendary horror film named The Exorcist after this film.

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