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The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 18 October 1974 (USA)
Julius Vrooder returns from the Vietnam War, pretending to be crazy to cope with the world which lands him in a VA hospital. He locates a tunnel where he creates a bunker existence complete... See full summary »

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Vrooder
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Zanni (as Barbara Seagull)
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Corky
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Passki
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Splint
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Father
Dena Dietrich ...
Mother
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Alessini (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
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Sergeant
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Chaplain
Jack Murdock ...
Millard
Lou Frizzell ...
Fowler
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Mosby
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Harmer
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Sister
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Julius Vrooder returns from the Vietnam War, pretending to be crazy to cope with the world which lands him in a VA hospital. He locates a tunnel where he creates a bunker existence complete with electricity while also falling in love with his doctor.

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If they think you're crazy, you can get away with anything. See more »

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Vrooder's Hootch  »

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Ron Glass' film debut. See more »

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Passki: [continued] "Sick"
Vrooder: Me.
Passki: "Girl"
Vrooder: Love.
Passki: "Nurses"
Vrooder: Volunteer.
Passki: "Roberta"
Vrooder: Infected.
Passki: "Black"
Vrooder: Triangle.
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Julius ROCKS ... the Vietnam War will never be the same
15 February 2010 | by (the Bay Area) – See all my reviews

This is a very unusual comedy (and, black comedy). Julius comes back from Vietnam "broken" emotionally. His straight-laced family doesn't know how to relate to him. So, he lives in the psych ward of the local VA hospital. He brightens up the day for many of the patients (even ones with missing limbs and traumatic memories of the war). Julius is the anti-establishment hero to the patients.

He spends a lot of time with a soldier (Albert Salmi), who digs graves for unlucky soldiers, and participates in MANY funerals (a running theme in the movie).

The head shrink has a beautiful girlfriend (Barbara Seagull), who also catches Julius' eyes. She becomes fascinated with the weirdness of Julius.

This is a simple plot. I enjoy it tremendously. I've passed a copy around to about 10 friends over the years; about half liked it, a couple LOVED it, the rest truly disliked it (not much gray area here).

It pops up on premium cable every month or 2.


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