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Bone (1972)

 -  Comedy  -  July 1972 (USA)
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A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as ... See full summary »

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A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared. Written by Anonymous

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Ida Berlin, the old woman on the bus who snarls an obscenity at Andrew Duggan, was the real-life mother of Elaine May and grandmother of Jeannie Berlin. See more »

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The Girl: Do you have a mistress?
Bill: No. Too much time, too demanding - a lot of work keeping it a secret, you know. Rides, and motel rooms...
The Girl: How do you like your meat? Don't tell me - medium.
Bill: While all that energy could be better put to use by expanding profits, getting ahead... instead of laid and alone. You're always alone afterwards, you know? Try to put something of yourself into it. But afterwards, lying there, it all seems so... fucking impersonal. What could be new? People have been doing it for ...
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An interesting relic from the counter-culture
22 February 2000 | by (Barre, VT) – See all my reviews

Larry Cohen's BONE (1972) is a strange but interesting little film from an era when it was actually okay to lambast the capitalist mucky-mucks. Bone (Yaphet Kotto) is a young black tough who wanders into Beverly Hills and menaces a bourgeois white couple played by Andrew Duggan and Joyce Van Patten. Duggan is a slimy car salesman and Van Patten plays his trophy wife. (They have a grown son, who is in a Spanish jail for trying to smuggle hashish.) The film is supposed to be a satire of white racism and male privilege--and it is, but it's uneven at best. The film is well acted but a stronger, more coherent script would have helped. (Bonus moment: there's a hilarious moment when a hippie girl deliberately puts down a banana peel in a grocery store and--you guessed it--a hapless clerk goes sailing into a display in one of the best pratfalls ever recorded on film.)


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