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Between the Lines (1977)

Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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Harry Lucas
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Abbie
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Max Arloft
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Lynn
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David Entwhistle
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Laura
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Michael
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Stanley
Jon Korkes ...
Frank
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The Hawker
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Roy Walsh
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Ahmed
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Wheeler
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Danielle
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Herbert Fisk
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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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22 January 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Al otro lado de la noticia  »

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First Cinema film of Raymond J Barry. See more »

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Harry Lucas: [after Max passes gas while they're driving in Harry's car] Did something just die in here?
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Soundtracks

I Don't Want To Go Home
Written by Steven Van Zandt (as Steve Van Zandt)
Performed by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
© Blue Midnight Music
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Between the Lines
16 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie until about two months ago when I was looking up actor John Heard. I had just watched 'Cutter's Way (1981)' and was extremely impressed by his performance having previously only recognized him as the dad in 'Home Alone.' Not only does 'Between the Lines' have John Heard delivering another excellent performance but it also has a terrific ensemble cast of some great actors before they gained popularity; notably Jeff Goldblum, Linsay Crouse, and Marilu Henner. 'Between the Lines' is set up very much the same way as Robert Altman's 'Nashville' with the plot (what little there is) taking a backseat to a picturesque look at a time period and delightful characters. In a nutshell the film is about an independent newspaper group who is about to be bought out by a large company; but more so it's about the relationships between all these people. An absolute breeze to watch because the actors are having so much fun. There are many random funny moments; including an absurd scene where an abstract artist comes into the office and starts wrecking the place referring to each action as art, but the movie also has a great deal to say. A charming time capsule for the late 70's and also for the displaying the talents of the young actors.

***1/2 out of ****


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