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Between the Lines (1977)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  27 April 1977 (USA)
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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
Gwen Welles ...
Laura
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Michael
Lewis J. Stadlen ...
Stanley
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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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Fun, adventure, romance on $75 a week.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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27 April 1977 (USA)  »

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After Jeff Goldblum's character Max Arloftt is done discussing The Beatles' song Blackbird, a snippet of the song plays as the scene fades out. 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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Havin' A Party
Performed by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Written by Sam Cooke (undredited)
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Underrated when it came out, but prescient and influential to this day.
16 August 2006 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

This note perfect film really must be seen. It is one of the best ensemble pieces ever made.

Viewed as an exercise in character, is is a strong enough . As a comment on its times, it was accurate and prescient. It was once possible to have a newspaper, music, a life that was not co-opted by corporatism.

Some of weaknesses in our culture are manifested in the sell-out, the opportunist, the survivor, the careerist. The real politician who changes political parties out of expedience, even if it means laying down with the dogs, could have stepped out of this picture. The once progressive believer who becomes a lapdog of the powerful was portrayed here.

This movie was too smart and knowing for Hollywood.


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