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Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)

GP  -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 July 1971 (West Germany)
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A group of social misfits band together and run away from summer camp. Along the way, they take up a crusade to save penned in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lawrence Teft
Barry Robins ...
Cotton
Miles Chapin ...
Shecker
Darel Glaser ...
Goodenow
Robert Jayson Kramer ...
Lally 1 (as Bob Kramer)
Marc Vahanian ...
Lally II
Jesse White ...
Sid Shecker
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Wheaties
David Ketchum ...
Camp Director (as Dave Ketchum)
Elaine Devry ...
Cotton's Mother
Wayne Sutherlin ...
Hustler
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Hustler
William Bramley ...
Mr. Goodenow
Vanessa Brown ...
Mrs. Goodenow
Charles H. Gray ...
Captain Cotton
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A group of social misfits band together and run away from summer camp. Along the way, they take up a crusade to save penned in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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camp | buffalo | misfit | bison | summer camp | See more »

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Who were the misfits? The men who killed for sport... ...or those who fought for the buffalo! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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30 July 1971 (West Germany)  »

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Near the end, after the buffalo are set free, the boys throw their arms around one another in a circle and spin. When the shot moves from wide to close up, the boys are in a different order in the circle. See more »

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Doctor: Steve, I want you to tell me exactly what you think of Billy.
Lally 1: I hate him. He stinks, he's a pest. My parents give him everything he wants because they think he's so goddamn cute. He and his security pillow. He's the favorite all the time. If I touch him just once, wham! I get it. I wish he was dead. I'd cut him up, dig a hole, put the pieces in, let the worms eat him up and I'd never have to see him again. Then I'd stop banging my head against the wall!
Doctor: That makes sense.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocketship X-M (1990) See more »

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Bless the Beasts and Children
Performed by The Carpenters
Written by Barry De Vorzon' and Perry Botkin Jr.
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A moving and grossly underrated movie
23 February 2001 | by (Port Angeles, WA) – See all my reviews

Although often bypassed in the critics' reviews of Kramer's best movies, "Bless the Beasts and the Children" (1971) shows Kramer's compassion of the underdog and his dislike of injustice with great emotional impact. Kramer directed many outstanding films including such classics as "High Noon," "Inherit the Wind," "The Defiant Ones," and "Judgment at Nuremberg" to mention only a few, but I believe that "Bless the Beasts and the Children" deserves to be listed along with them.


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