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Butterflies Are Free (1972)

A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother, and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.

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All Don Baker wants is a place of his own away from his over-protective mother. Don's been blind since birth, but that doesn't stop him from setting up in a San Francisco apartment and making the acquaintance of his off-the-wall, liberated, actress neighbor Jill. Don learns the kind of things from Jill that his mother would never have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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I could love you if you'd let me. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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22 September 1972 (Finland)  »

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Las mariposas son libres  »

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In the original play, Jill's last name was Benson. See more »

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At 1:42:19, the position of Don's hand on the ladder changes. See more »

Quotes

Don Baker: [phone rings] I'm fine, thank you. How are you? It's warm here. How is it in Hillsborough? Well, it's warm here too.
[picks up phone]
Don Baker: Hello, Mother.
Mrs. Baker: [on the other end] How did you know?
Don Baker: When you call, the phone doesn't ring. It says 'M is for the million things she gave me. O is for... ' I forgot what O is for.
Mrs. Baker: You seem to have forgotten a lot of things lately. How are you feeling?
Don Baker: I'm fine, thank you. How are you?
Mrs. Baker: Very well. How's the weather?
Don Baker: It's warm here. How is it in Hillsborough?
Mrs. Baker: Warm.
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Soundtracks

Carry Me
Music by Bob Alcivar
Lyrics by Randy McNeill
Sung by Steve Adler
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Masterpiece Romantic Play
30 June 2002 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews



Masterpiece film that has great quality production and acting.The story is a romance/drama that incorporates very real love/life struggles that come with it.Also a very good snapshot of early 1970's free spirit experimentation of 20 somethings without having to exaggerate.Also a good example of Goldie's acting skills.One of the top 20 Romantic Dramas of All Time and one of the 100 Best Movies All Time in my book.Only for romance/drama/play fans and big fans of the lead actors......


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