Between the Lines (1977)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Lucas
Max Arloft
David Entwhistle
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Jon Korkes ...
The Hawker
Roy Walsh
Herbert Fisk


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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27 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado de la noticia  »

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First Cinema film of Raymond J Barry. See more »


Harry Lucas: [after Max passes gas while they're driving in Harry's car] Did something just die in here?
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Heat Treatment
Written by Graham Parker
Sung by Graham Parker and The Rumour
courtesy of Photogram Limited
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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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