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Star Spangled Girl (1971)

A pair of 60's hippies fall in love with the girl next door, who is exactly the kind of square that they are fighting against.

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A pair of 60's hippies fall in love with the girl next door, who is exactly the kind of square that they are fighting against.

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A patriotic, chaotic comedy. See more »

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The name of the radical underground newspaper was "The Nitty Gritty". On the stage, the paper was a magazine known as "Fallout". See more »

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Norman Cornell: As they took me away in the patrol car I heard her screaming "I hate you, I loathe you and I despise you! Hate, hate, hate, loathe, despise and hate!". So I figured the best thing to do is forget about her.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Girl
Written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Davy Jones
recording supervised by Jackie Mills
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Film-length episode of Love, American Style
26 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Why is it that bad movies are often so much more fun to watch than good films? Case in point; "Star Spangled Girl" based on what was at the time Neil Simon's only flop Broadway comedy.

For my money, the film gets off to a rowsingly campy start by having Davy Jones sing the title song "Girl" (made famous by that well known Brady Bunch episode) over the opening credits. We then are introduced to perky and well-built Sandy Duncan who plays an Olympic swimming hopeful who moves into a Los Angeles apartment complex next door to two wacky writers of an underground newspaper. The most annoying of the two; Todd Susman (he's like that awful guy in your high school drama class who always thought he was cuter and funnier than he really was) falls for Duncan in that kooky sitcom way, while his partner Tony Roberts tries to get him to focus on his work.

Everything about this film just screams "TV movie" and really plays like a full-length version of a "Love, American Style" episode (helped by the fact that the score for both was composed by Charles Fox).

Stagy and talky, the film nevertheless has a lot of pep and good spirit. Duncan is cute, Roberts has great comic delivery and Susman is, well...annoying.


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