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Up the Sandbox (1972)

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A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Paul Reynolds
Ariane Heller ...
Elizabeth Reynolds
Terry Smith ...
Peter
Gary Smith ...
Peter
Jane Hoffman ...
Mrs. Koerner
John C. Becher ...
Mr. Koerner
Jacobo Morales ...
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Dr. Beineke
George S. Irving ...
Dr. Keglin (as George Irving)
Pearl Shear ...
Aunt Till
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Vinnie
Joseph Bova ...
John
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Betty
Marilyn Curtis ...
Judy
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A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange transformations, and joining terrorists to plant explosives in the Statue of Liberty. Written by Anonymous

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18 April 1973 (Sweden)  »

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Reportedly, a number of alternate endings were written and filmed before settling on the one in the released version. One of the unused endings was to leave the viewer not entirely sure that what they'd seen was reality or yet another fantasy sequence. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Koerner: Remember, marriage is a 75 - 25 proposition... the woman gives 75.
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Crazy Credits

Most of the opening titles are shown over a close-up shot of an infant's buttocks. See more »


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Beautfiul Dreamer
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Written by Stephen Foster
Sung at the anniversary party
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Unknown Streisand?
28 April 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Probably the best Barbra Streisand movie nobody has ever seen, director Irvin Kershner's expose of urban angst is funny and sad but ultimately uplifting. Streisand plays a NYC housewife, sick to death of her disengaged husband, impossible mother, and overall lack of confidence. She finds release in fantasies: one moment she's frolicking with a very surprising Fidel Castro and the next she's helping to blow up the Statue of Liberty. Streisand has rarely been better. Director Kershner gets a very toned down performance out of her. David Selby, as the husband, is duly caddish and Paul Benedict, Conrad Bain and Isabel Sanford have small roles. Benedict is particularly funny as an especially inept great white hunter!


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