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The Steagle (1971)

In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

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Cast

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Harold Weiss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
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Tall-Guy McCoy
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Rita Weiss
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Florence Maguire
Suzanne Charny ...
Marcy
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Reverend
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Louise
Jack Bernardi ...
Marty Panesh
Susan Kussman ...
Joan
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Dr. Payne
Joseph Bernard ...
Max Levine
Frank Christi ...
Mr. Forbes
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Mrs. Forbes
Harold Reynolds ...
Dr. Plymile
John Hiestand ...
Matt Mahew
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In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

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How Long Has It Been Since You Did Something You Always Wanted to Do--But Didn't Dare?

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Comedy

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R

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15 September 1971 (USA)  »

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$1,850,000 (estimated)
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Director Paul Sylbert had the film cut against his will, at the hands of studio head Joseph E. Levine. This experience is accounted in Paul Sylbert's book entitled "Final Cut: The Making and Breaking of a Film". See more »

Connections

References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wanderer
Written by Ernie Maresca (as E. Meresca)
Sung by Dion
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Great idea...Empty result
16 June 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

A Bored middle aged man decides to drop out of society and travel the country playing out his unfulfilled fantasies and personas. Although this is a really fun idea, with Benjamin playing the part quite well, it fails to deliver. Having no real conclusion doesn't help either. The best part comes when Benjamin gives his students a completly incomprehensible lecture. Character actors Francis and Wills help immeasurably.


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