6.9/10
98
9 user 7 critic

Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)

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 »

Director:

(as Douglas N. Schwartz)

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dirty O'Neil (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A police officer has very little work as there is virtually no crime in his small California town...until three hoodlums appear and rape a young woman.

Directors: Leon Capetanos, Lewis Teague
Stars: Morgan Paull, Art Metrano, Pat Anderson
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Young ski champion Jill Kinmont is left paralyzed after a tragic skiing accident. Her best friend suffers the same fate after contracting polio. Jill must slowly put her life back together again with the help of those close to her.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges, Belinda Montgomery
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young girl who is looking for the birth parents who gave her up hooks up with a young man who has also been adopted and is looking for his real parents.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Beau Bridges, Walter Brooke
Adam's Woman (1970)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Beau Bridges, John Mills, Jane Merrow
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Father Rivard is a priest in a small, economically depressed coal mining town. Working on what he thinks is a "controversial" work, he lives with the brutal lives of his poor parishioners, ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton
Dragonfly (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A man, recently released from a mental hospital, tries to track down his family.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Sarandon, James Noble
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov
Gaily, Gaily (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

To escape sinful impulses, Ben Harvey, a callow youth, leaves his small town for Chicago in 1910. A pickpocket promptly relieves him of his money, and he nearly starves before Queen Lil ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Carrie, Mitzie, and Chicago get in trouble a lot in the women's prison, but are offered early parolement if they agree to become subjects of a study on human aggression and antisocial ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Warren Stevens, Jillian Kesner, Janice Heiden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin, Howard Da Silva
Child's Play (1972)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges
The Whirlwind (TV Movie 1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Beau Bridges, Lloyd Bridges, Sheree North
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charlie
...
Mike
...
Betty
...
Mrs. Wilk
David Ketchum ...
Mr. Kellogg
...
Dr. Claymore (as Stu Nisbet)
Read Morgan ...
Eddie Abruzzi
Jennifer Ashley ...
Teenage Driver
Sherry Bain ...
Sugar
...
Gas Station Operator
Kitty Carl ...
Susan
Rhodie Cogan ...
Operator's Wife
Ronda Copland ...
Sherry
James Dixon ...
Howard
James Driskill ...
Pickup Truck Driver
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zwei auf krummer Tour  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jennifer Ashley's film debut. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Get a Hold of Yourself
by Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter & Perry Botkin Jr.
Sung by Mark Lindsay
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?