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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
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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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22 January 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Al otro lado de la noticia  »

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The alternative newspaper of the film is based on the Boston Phoenix. See more »

Quotes

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

Heat Treatment
Written by Graham Parker
Sung by Graham Parker and The Rumour
courtesy of Photogram Limited
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Wonderful Comedy on Ideals & Love & Writing
31 August 2001 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

This is a movie very much of it's time. The hippie underground newspaper is in financial trouble and might be bought by a big time publisher. The in-fighting, bickering, jealousies and bed hopping by the young, idealistic staff make up the main, simple plot of the film but the cast and the sharp script make it a pleasure to watch. The film is CHOCK FULL of some of the best, young American actors doing some of their earliest film work: Jeff Goldblum is hystercial as the constantly stoned music critic who is always dead broke, Bruno Kirby (pre-Godfather II, When Harry Met Sally) is almost unrecognizable, pre- L.A. Law Jill Eikenberry, Lindsay Crouse, Joe Morton (Terminator II, Lone Star, City of Hope), a very young pre-TAXI Marilu Henner as a stripper and TV's 7th Heaven, Stephen Collins who plays a real jerk in the film. In fact, there is a scene on a park bench between John Heard and Stephen Collins as two rival writers that is one of the best things I have ever seen about petty jealousy between scribes. Terrific fun.


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