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Up the Sandbox (1972)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  18 April 1973 (Sweden)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Paul Reynolds
Ariane Heller ...
Elizabeth Reynolds
Terry Smith ...
Gary Smith ...
Jane Hoffman ...
Mrs. Koerner
John C. Becher ...
Mr. Koerner
Jacobo Morales ...
Dr. Beineke
George S. Irving ...
Dr. Keglin (as George Irving)
Pearl Shear ...
Aunt Till
Joseph Bova ...
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Marilyn Curtis ...


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)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher das Mil Caras  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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This and her 1981 film, "All Night Long" (the only film until "Meet The Fockers" in which she was only a supporting player and NOT the star) each grossed roughly $4 million dollars total, making them her lowest-grossing productions. Despite the box office failure of "Up The Sandbox", it garnered her some of the best personal reviews of her career, up to that time, and is reportedly one of her favorite performances she's given on screen. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Massage Parlor Murders! (1973) See more »


Beautfiul Dreamer
Written by Stephen Foster
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31 October 2001 | by (melbourne, australia) – See all my reviews

This is a top 70's flick and highly underrated. I can imagine that it caused a stir in its release and still puts some viewers off. If David E. Kelley didn't get ideas for Ally McBeal from this, I'll go hee! Wonderful performance by Babs and hits the mark nicely.

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