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Director:
Writers:
Jeremy Larner (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
16 July 1971 (Finland) See more »
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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:
A Different Look at Vietnam See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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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USA:95 min
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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's directorial debut. It was one of two post-"Easy Rider" Nicholson films that had yet to be released on video of any kind - the other being A Safe Place (1971) - until 2010 when the Criterion Collection released both films on DVD and Blu-Ray as part of their "America Lost And Found - The BBS Story" box set.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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A Different Look at Vietnam, 22 September 2014
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Hector (William Tepper) is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive (Karen Black), does not know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, Gabriel (Michael Margotta), who may have dropped out from school and become a protester, wants desperately not to get drafted for Vietnam.

This film marks Jack Nicholson's directorial debut, a chair he would not return to often. The casting was nothing special (though Karen Black is always great); the best part may be Bruce Dern as the coach. Some day he will get the full respect he deserves.

Roger Ebert found the film "disorganized", but also said it was "occasionally brilliant" with the performances being "the best thing in the movie", including the "laconic charm" of Tepper. This seems fair. For all the good things that can be said, it never really hits home hard enough, and may be dated.

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