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Taking Off (1971)

R  |   |  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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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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Búsqueda insaciable  »

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

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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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.45 (2011) See more »

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Performed by The Incredible String Band
Elektra Records
Composed by Mike Heron, Paradox Music
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Forman's most unassuming film

Milos Forman is settling in to America here, learning the ways of rich Puritans. The casting is just about perfect; I don't recall Buck Henry being as expressive--in that deadpan way--in a movie. The scene between Georgia Engel and Lynn Carlin, in which Engel relates stories of her husband's incredible sexual drive is wonderfully funny. The strip poker scene between Henry, Carlin and their guests Audra Lindley and Paul Benedict, that ends with Henry singing an aria, naked, on top of the dining-room table has passed into cinematic legend.

Miroslav Ondricek's camera work is really exceptional; it makes a success of one scene that drags on too long--the therapy group with the participants smoking reefer. Ondricek's ability to give life to interiors is amazing: see how he cuts from the ancestral paintings to the would-be dopers, making comments on both. This man, who turns 70 this year, is a master, and if I just give a partial list of his work you will know what I mean: The Fireman's Ball, If..., O Lucky Man!, Hair, Amadeus.


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