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Some Call It Loving (1973)

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

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A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

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The Only Act of Its Kind in the World. For Sale.

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26 October 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Beauty  »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Pryor improvised most of his dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Scarlett: [to Robert and Jennifer] Now we have our music. It would give me such pleasure to see the two of you dance. So if you would, you two dance, and I'll watch.
Robert Troy: I don't dance.
Scarlett: You don't dance? Oh, what a pity. Well then we'll dance, and you watch. You do watch, don't you?
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble (uncredited)
Vocal by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capital Records
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Update of the Sleeping Beauty story
1 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

It has been more than a quarter century since I saw this movie. it is not a good movie. It is, however, one of the more bizarre films you will ever see. It has stayed in my memory all these years while other clunkers are gone. Richard Pryor's turn as a wino-philosopher and Zalman King as a jazz musician-prince defy description. And its has a nuns dancing scene with Carol White. Because of the cast and treatment, this truly may be a one of a kind experience.


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