MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,129 this week

The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974)

R  |   |  Drama  |  October 1974 (USA)
3.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.3/10 from 101 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

Jared Martin plays an aspiring film maker obsessed with the idea of Christ as a woman, and tries to film his vision with Sondra Locke as his subject. Supposedly based on a song by Leonard ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4551 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
a list of 3664 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 2875 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 1300 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974)

The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974) on IMDb 3.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Second Coming of Suzanne.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A marine scientist volunteers to have his family live in a prototype underwater home to prove it's practical.

Directors: Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning
Stars: Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus
Tales of the Unexpected (TV Movie 1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A compilation of four episodes from Tales of the Unexpected TV series. People Don't Do Such Things follows a man who loses his wife to a friend, Bird of Prey follows a couple whose parrot ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Annett, Ray Danton, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Harry Andrews, Charles Dance, Nick Diprose
Dillinger (1973)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga
Let It Ride (1989)
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Director: Joe Pytka
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An ex-convict tries to make an honest living and take care of his girlfriend and her mentally slow brother.

Director: William Katt
Stars: Jack Noseworthy, Laura Leighton, Jackie Belvin
Death Game (1977)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A businessman whose family is away on his birthday picks up two young girls. He takes them to his house, where they seduce him. Afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him, trash his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter S. Traynor
Stars: Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp, Seymour Cassel
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. ... See full summary »

Director: David Worth
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Stephanie Zimbalist, Robert Yocum
Once Around (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Danny Aiello
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist.

Director: Chris Ver Wiel
Stars: Christian Slater, Tim Allen, Portia de Rossi
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Suzanne
...
Artist
...
Film Maker
...
Clavius
...
Jackson Sinclair, the TV Commentator
Gregory Enton ...
Heathcliff, Logan's Film Group
...
Margo, Logan's Film Group
Rudy Lavalle ...
Cameraman, Logan's Film Group
David Moody ...
Soundman, Logan's Film Group
...
S.F., Logan's Film Group
Kari Avalos ...
Dorothy
Philip Schultz ...
Fenton
Gloria Stockton ...
Fat Lady
Charles Shull ...
Doctor
Winifred Mann ...
Helen
Edit

Storyline

Jared Martin plays an aspiring film maker obsessed with the idea of Christ as a woman, and tries to film his vision with Sondra Locke as his subject. Supposedly based on a song by Leonard Cohen (used in the film). Written by Michael Keller

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Suzanne  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Record producer Mickie Most originally conceived this as a vehicle for Paul McCartney in the role of Clavius, but he was offered the role during the time of the break-up of The Beatles in 1970 and declined it. When Most met up with McCartney he later described him as "looking a bit like Jim Morrison after a bender". See more »

Soundtracks

Suzanne
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I feel the need to defend this film...
27 January 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This movie is hardly ever brought up, but when it is I feel the need to fervently defend it. But that is not an easy thing to do when faced with the reality of quality of the film. I have no problems with slow films, in fact I love films that are delibrately difficult and slow paced, I consider it athlectic movie-going to watch things like Syberberg's "Hitler", or things like "Out 1" "Berlin Alexanderplatz", or movies of conventional length but maddingly slow like "The Disappearance" or the films of Bresson or Terrance Malick. This film is slow, and I can't take any points off for that, but at times it does feel like there is no purpose to the pacing. The most used word to describe the film is pretentious. There is not doubt the film "flirts" with pretension, but I feel there is validity to the idea, the plot and the story, but I can understand why people might be turned off by it. It is frivolous in its poetics, and if you are a person concerned with the immediate or the political, you'll probably hate this movie, but if you like loose or experimental narrative and ambiguity of motive this film will appeal to you. Two things the film has going for it is one; the acting. It's uniformly strong, and Richard Dreyfuss is in it more than most people will tell you, but he isn't the start as the box art would lead you to believe. And two; the use of music. Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" is use to great effect in the film, and in a way that is the truest visual representation of the meaning of that song. But above all the greatest thing about the film is the concept it plays with. A man obsessed about making a film about the second coming of Jesus, but as a woman. it is fascinating to watch this unfold, but I do have to adimit the pay off is disappointing. In the hands of someone like Nicholas Roeg, Bunuel, Bresson, or Malick this might have been one of the greatest films of all time. As it is now it's an interesting film, and an infuriating viewing because your left wondering what could have been.


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

Message Boards

Discuss The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?