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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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Cast

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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
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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Fun, adventure, romance on $75 a week. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »
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22 January 1979 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado de la noticia  »

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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 »

Quotes

Max Arloft: They say that Rock & Roll are here to stay. But where? Certainly not at my place, it's too small.
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Havin' a Party
Performed by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Written by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Disjointed comedy with some nice scenes
16 November 2016 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

"Between the Lines" works far better as a document of its time than as a comedy or drama. The interactions between the characters are what's best here, while the actual "plot" gets lost somewhere between maybe too many characters and too many side plots which do nothing but make the whole thing feel a bit disjointed. It's characteristic of the movie that the funniest scene (about a wannabe conceptual artist) comes out of nowhere and leads to nothing, a complete non sequitur. You might think that in a story about a newspaper there would be ample opportunity for a good plot, but very little of this potential is actually used.

Recommended for the nice performances and overall atmosphere, which I liked, but don't expect anything particularly gripping or hilarious.


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