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Director:
Writers:
Jeremy Larner (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
16 July 1971 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Disenchantment of an All-American Jock. See more »
Plot:
Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
An almost perfect depiction of the American college experience in the late 60s-early 70s, Nicholson's directorial debut has been unfairly neglected-- and deserves a new audience! See more (20 total) »

Cast

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William Tepper ... Hector

Karen Black ... Olive
Michael Margotta ... Gabriel

Bruce Dern ... Coach Bullion

Robert Towne ... Richard

Henry Jaglom ... Conrad

Michael Warren ... Easly (as Mike Warren)
June Fairchild ... Sylvie
Don Hanmer ... Director of Athletics
Lynette Bernay ... Dance Instructor (as Lynn Bernay)
Joseph Walsh ... Announcer #1 (as Joey Walsh)

Harry Gittes ... Announcer #2

Charles Robinson ... Jollop
Bill Sweek ... Finnegan

David Ogden Stiers ... Pro Owner (as David Stiers)
B.J. Merholz ... Pro Lawyer
Mireille Machu ... Secretary (as I.J. Jefferson)
Kenneth Payne ... President Wallop
Cathy Bradford ... Rosemary
Eric Johnson ... Pfc. Johnson
Bill Kenney ... Phoneman
Leonard Lookabaugh ... Policeman (as Lenny Lookabaugh)
Clyde Crawford ... M.P.
Mark Malinauskas ... Psychiatrist
Douglas McKenzie ... Doctor #1
Robert W. Page ... Doctor #2 (as Robert Page)
Oliver O'Ferrall ... Doctor #3
Douglas Ryan ... Manager

Cindy Williams ... Manager's Girlfriend
Gunnar Malm ... Buckholder
Bill Duffy ... Trainer
Vince Fritz ... Basketball Player
Billy Gaskins ... Basketball Player
Vic Bartolome ... Basketball Player
Lee Harvey ... Basketball Player
Victor Vigeant ... Basketball Player
Nick Jones ... Basketball Player
Mack Koykendall ... Basketball Player
Tom Sparks ... Basketball Player
Michael Koontz ... Basketball Player
Racim Bothal ... Basketball Player
Carlton Slater ... Basketball Player
Bob Rodgers ... Basketball Player
Jim Rodgers ... Basketball Player
Ken Smith ... Basketball Player
Tom Tjader ... Basketball Player
Ulysses Chang ... Guerrilla
Ken Hamilton ... Guerrilla
James Aday ... Guerrilla
Daniel Kern ... Guerrilla
H.J. Langtree ... Guerrilla
Eric Lee ... Guerrilla
David Norris ... Guerrilla
Detlif Eismann ... Guerrilla
Valerie Hoffman ... Guerrilla
Pam Baker ... Guerrilla
Pat Mow ... Guerrilla
Marilyn McKinney ... Cheerleader

Lynne Marie Stewart ... Cheerleader
Rhonda Triplett ... Cheerleader
Linda Winslow ... Cheerleader
Charles Wiper ... Referee
Jack Hinkle ... Referee
Al Bailey ... Referee
Bill Williams ... Referee

Directed by
Jack Nicholson 
 
Writing credits
Jeremy Larner (screenplay) and
Jack Nicholson (screenplay)

Jeremy Larner (novel)

Terrence Malick  uncredited
Robert Towne  uncredited

Produced by
Steve Blauner .... producer
Harry Gittes .... co-producer
Jack Nicholson .... producer
Fred Roos .... associate producer
Bert Schneider .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Shire 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Donn Cambern 
Christopher Holmes 
Pat Somerset 
Robert L. Wolfe 
 
Production Management
Harold Schneider .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Skip Cosper .... second assistant director
Sheldon Schrager .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Walter Starkey .... property master
 
Sound Department
Charles T. Knight .... sound mixer (as Charles Knight)
Dean Salmon .... boom operator
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Colean .... first assistant camera
Robert Comer .... gaffer
Bill Curtis .... best boy
Leonard Lookabaugh .... dolly grip
Carl Manoogian .... key grip
Terry K. Meade .... camera operator
Bernie Abramson .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ken Kenny .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Alfred Schultz .... transportation captain (as Al Schultz)
 
Other crew
Lynette Bernay .... location secretary (as Lynn Bernay)
Kent Remington .... location representative
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Marilyn Schlossberg .... production coordinator
 
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Runtime:
USA:95 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:X (Original rating) | USA:R (re-rating on appeal)
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Trivia:
Jack Nicholson makes a director cameo as an annoyed bearded guy wearing sunglasses in the campus military draft scene.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Boom mics are visible in two scenes. First, when William Tepper / "Mike" is walking with a friend on a sidewalk and descends some stairs on a hillside. Second, when Tepper is in Karen Black / Olive's home, the low ceiling in the living room forces the boom mic into view.See more »
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26 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
An almost perfect depiction of the American college experience in the late 60s-early 70s, Nicholson's directorial debut has been unfairly neglected-- and deserves a new audience!, 1 December 2001
Author: titov from Moscow & New York

This may be the only film that actually comes close to capturing on film the essentially uncapturable world of the American college experience of the late 60s-early 70s. Go ahead, name another movie that even approaches this one: "Getting Straight"? "RPM"? These are caricatures. "Return of the Secaucus Seven" has its moments, but that's a retrospective film about (self-obsessed) individuals more than a film about a time and a place depicted *in* that time and place. "Drive, He Said" portrays-- with subtlety and nuance where it should, and a swift kick in the shorts where that's the only appropriate way-- the anti-draft movement, the ambiguity of big-time college sports (especially when there's a war on), the sexual revolution of the period, and the general unreality of the day. Believe me, it was like that.

The whole cast deserves commendation (as does the director, of course) but particular praise should be reserved for Bruce Dern, as the basketball coach, and Karen Black, the hero's very unusual-- except for that time-- love interest. William Tepper, as the lead, also rates a real round of applause both for his perfect capturing of the student-athlete of the period and for actually playing real college basketball in the film (remember Anthony Perkins in "Tall Story"? Yikes!).

All in all, a classic of a kind-- and the last film someone currently in 6th grade should be writing comments on ("boring", "repellent"-- um, right, sonny, please go back to your Arnold movies). Why isn't this film available from imdb?

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