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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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Paul Reynolds
Ariane Heller ...
Elizabeth Reynolds
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Gary Smith ...
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Jane Hoffman ...
Mrs. Koerner
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Mr. Koerner
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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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A Mulher das Mil Caras  »

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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 »

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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 Massage Parlor Murders! (1973) 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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One of Barbra's best
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is One of Barbra's finest movies and, ironicly, did the poorest at the box office. After playing larger than life characters in her last 5 films, here Barbra plays a "normal", regular human being. A bored New York housewife who uses daydreams to escape from her unfullfulling life. There are many touching and heartfelt moments in this film, as well as very funny ones. It is a comedy/drama with depth and dimmensions. In one scene Barbra stands up to Fidel Castro with her views on womanhood and war.Yet, a little later the two have a hystericly funny scene where he reveals a "secret" to her. Barbra stands up to her domineering mother,unexpectedly, at her parents anniversary party, and...lets just say that someone ends up with something other than egg, on their face! The moments where Barbra is washing and lovingly taking care of her children, as well as the moments where she is in an abortion clinic pondering her thoughts, are heartfelt indeed. A wonderfully different and heartfelt, funny movie. I highly recommend it.


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