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Taking Off (1971)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  14 May 1971 (France)
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Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn Carlin ...
Lynn Tyne
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Larry Tyne
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Margot
Tony Harvey ...
Tony
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Ann Lockston
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Ben Lockston
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Schiavelli
David Gittler ...
Jamie
Ike Turner ...
Himself (as The Ike and Tina Turner Revue)
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Herself (as The Ike and Tina Turner Revue)
Linnea Heacock ...
Jeannie Tyne
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Mrs. Divito
Frank Berle ...
Committee Man
Philip Bruns ...
Policeman (as Phillip Bruns)
Gail Busman ...
Nancy Lockston
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Storyline

Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life. Written by Dan Goldwasser <dang+@cmu.edu>

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14 May 1971 (France)  »

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Inspired by The Beatles song "She's Leaving Home". See more »

Quotes

Schiavelli: [instructing the SPFC how to smoke a joint] Now the other thing that you must remember, is that after you inhale, you take the joint and you pass it to the person sitting next to you. Do not, repeat, *do not* hold onto the joint. This is called *bogarting* the joint, and it is very rude.
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And Even the Horses Had Wings
Composed by Kathy Bates (as Bobo Bates)
Performed by Kathy Bates (uncredited)
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If I have to choose one, this is my favourite film. Among one or two others.
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I first saw this in 1989. It was old then, but nearly 20 years later its just as fresh and witty. Superb sound editing, great comic set pieces (the how to smoke a joint scene or the black salute), poignant (finding the smokes in the Jeannie's room with "Even the white horses" playing), the music performances (Ode to a Screw) and such acute observation of American Society. Nothing is missed: the comic potential of the fact that there is a "Society for the Parents of Lost Children(SPLC)", the realization that it is the parents who are lost; the lucrative potential of the counter culture and the "establishment's" realization of this (best seen in the hilarious speech by Jeanies boyfriend toward the end). Much of the comedy is drawn from the characters' little crises in their lives and their attempts to solve them, but it is always a warm and affectionate comedy. Forman likes these people, he likes America, he's willing them on, every slightly misguided step of the way.


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