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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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Director Irvin Kershner told Streisand biographer James Spada that he wasn't happy with the shooting script but was advised not to express his dissatisfaction to Barbra Streisand, who might walk off the picture. Several days into filming, Streisand went to Kershner and asked him why they were having so much trouble, and he told her they had started shooting with a weak script. Kershner said, "Your people warned me not to tell you." To which Streisand laughed, "That's ridiculous! If a script isn't good enough, let's work to improve it." See more »

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Mrs. Koerner: Look at this mess. I don't even wanna put my gloves down anywhere, move to New Jersey, the air is cleaner and nobody writes lesbians unite in the elevator.
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Most of the opening titles are shown over a close-up shot of an infant's buttocks. See more »

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Referenced in The Nanny: Ode to Barbra Joan (1994) See more »

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When you're in love it's the loveliest night of the year
(aka "The Merry-Go-Round Waltz" (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Heard at the merry-go-round
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"If this is what it's like to be a mother, I turn in my ovaries!"
16 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Low-keyed, but nevertheless wicked and funny comedy-drama that sneaks up on you. Barbra Streisand, in terrific comic form, plays a stressed-out, unsatisfied New York housewife afraid of telling her brilliant husband she's pregnant for the third time. The film is made up of her many daydreams, some of which are hilarious (the bit where she enlarges her breasts at a party) and some that meander without much point (the assault on the Statue of Liberty). Nevertheless, Barbra's lovely and is completely at ease in this non-flashy role, just as content to sit and listen to her girlfriends bitch in the park as she is telling off Fidel Castro at a political rally. David Selby is nicely understated as Barbra's husband and Jane Hoffman is a hoot as her meddling mother. I have many favorite lines from this film, but you rent "Up The Sandbox" and discover them for yourself. A minor treat. *** from ****


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