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Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  August 1973 (USA)
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Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend ... See full summary »

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Charlie
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Mike
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Betty
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Mrs. Wilk
David Ketchum ...
Mr. Kellogg
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Dr. Claymore (as Stu Nisbet)
Read Morgan ...
Eddie Abruzzi
Jennifer Ashley ...
Teenage Driver
Sherry Bain ...
Sugar
Paul Barselou ...
Gas Station Operator
Kitty Carl ...
Susan
Rhodie Cogan ...
Operator's Wife
Ronda Copland ...
Sherry
James Dixon ...
Howard
James Driskill ...
Pickup Truck Driver
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Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism. When the two end up on a long road trip together, they are forced to re-examine their lives and worldviews. Mike may have independence in some ways, but it has come at a price. Charlie, in turn, may feel trapped, but how much of the trap is of his own making? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A couple of cards living it up on credit. See more »

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Zwei auf krummer Tour  »

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Jennifer Ashley's film debut. See more »

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References Is There Sex After Death? (1971) See more »

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It's Only Me
by Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter & Perry Botkin Jr.
Sung by Mark Lindsay
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Great "road" film
20 November 2009 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

Your three minutes are up (referring to a warning from telephone operator) is a true hidden gem. The story of two friends, one straight and square, trapped in a projected lifestyle with nothing to hope for in the future but material possessions, mortgages and wife that will make sure his life doesn't derail from that track,(as Ron Liebman's character said, "you'll be shooting hippies on sight") and the other,communicative, "don't think about tomorrow and have as much fun as you can" kind of guy, played beautifully by Ron Liebman, is both funny and sad, both entertaining and thought provoking, and the two leads, Bridges and Liebman give a fabulous performance. Both of them envy the life of another, and both are trying to escape from their own life by taking a road trip into "the great wide open", finding that there really is no escape. This film will cheer you up, and make you think about what the real point in life is, and after it ends, you'll be sitting in front of the TV for a while. It's hard to get, but that's what "hidden gem" means. Complaints about editing and stuff are from those who never watched or dislike the movies that were made before nowadays, when movies are all about editing or effects, and no story, especially the one that has any real human emotions in it. Films like this they just don't make anymore. Track down and enjoy!


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