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Stephen Vizinczey (novel)
Paul Gottlieb (screenplay)
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22 September 1978 (Canada) See more »
Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II... See more » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Made to fill a niche that no longer exists See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Berenger ... Andras Vayda

Karen Black ... Maya

Susan Strasberg ... Bobbie

Helen Shaver ... Ann MacDonald

Marilyn Lightstone ... Klari

Alexandra Stewart ... Paula
Marianne McIsaac ... Julika

Alberta Watson ... Mitzi

Ian Tracey ... Andras Vayda Jr.
Monique Lepage ... The Countess
Louise Marleau ... Woman in Elevator

Jill Frappier ... Lady Teacher
Mignon Elkins ... Mother Vayda
Joan Stuart ... Aunt Alice
John Bayliss ... Glen MacDonald
Jon Granik ... Tom Horvath
Budd Knapp ... Father Confessor
Earl Pennington ... Professor Hargitay
Michael Kirby ... Tibor Kovacs
Bronwen Mantel ... Woman in Cafe
Wally Martin ... The Janitor
Arden R. Ryshpan ... Berenice (as Arden Ryshpan)
Tibor Polgár ... The Pianist (as Tibor Polgar)
Julie Wildman ... Woman at Party
Julie Morand ... Girl Student
Griffith Brewer ... The Fiacre Driver
Walter Bolton ... Second Waiter
Martha Parker ... Girl at Dance
Robert King ... Man with Proclamation
Arthur Grosser ... Party Host
Jeannette Casenave ... Party Hostess
Alexander Godfrey ... First Waiter
Tina Shuster ... Second Girl at Dance
Danny Brainin ... Youth in Class
Casey Stevens ... Second Student
Peter Gottlieb ... Boy on Staircase

Henry Ramer ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emil Glassbourg ... Dancing Student (uncredited)

Directed by
George Kaczender 
Writing credits
Stephen Vizinczey (novel "In Praise of Older Women")

Paul Gottlieb (screenplay)

Barrie Wexler (narration: additional text)

Produced by
Harold Greenberg .... executive producer
Claude Héroux .... producer (as Claude Heroux)
Robert Lantos .... producer
Howard Lipson .... associate producer (as Howard R. Lipson)
Stephen J. Roth .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tibor Polgár  (as Tibor Polgar)
Cinematography by
Miklós Lente (director of photography) (as Miklos Lente)
Film Editing by
George Kaczender 
Peter Wintonick 
Art Direction by
Wolf Kroeger 
Set Decoration by
Csaba András Kertész  (as Csaba Kertesz)
Costume Design by
Olga Dimitrov 
Makeup Department
David Beckett .... hair stylist
Jocelyne Bellemare .... assistant makeup artist
Michèle Dion .... makeup artist
Jean-Max Guérin .... assistant hair stylist (as Jean Guérin)
Production Management
Wendy Grean .... unit manager
Roger Héroux .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Braive .... first assistant director
Daniel Hausmann .... second assistant director
Ariane Ochrymouych .... third assistant director
Art Department
Jean Bourret .... assistant property master
Csaba András Kertész .... set dresser (as Csaba Kertesz)
Stéphane Reichel .... assistant art director
Norman Simpson .... property master (as Normand Simpson)
Roméo Turcotte .... construction manager
Kathy Wadas .... property buyer
Sound Department
Henri Blondeau .... location sound
Joe Grimaldi .... re-recording mixer
Les Halman .... sound editor
Larry Lynn .... boom operator
Ken Pagé .... post-synchronisation sound effects
Peter Wintonick .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
John Berrie .... gaffer
Jean-Yves Bruel .... still photographer
Michel Paul Bélisle .... best boy (as Michel-Paul Belisle)
Pierre Davreux .... grip
Attila Dory .... still photographer
Yves Drapeau .... first assistant camera
André Magny .... key grip
Yves Paquette .... electrician
Ernest Spiteri .... camera loader
Mario Toledo .... still photographer
Casting Department
Howard Feuer .... casting: New York
Karen Hazzard .... casting: Toronto
Jeremy Ritzer .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Renée April .... wardrobe staff (as René April)
Anne-Denise Carette .... wardrobe staff
Chrylla Hagen .... wardrobe staff
Jack Hay .... wardrobe staff
Peter Horne .... wardrobe staff
Ann Kewley .... assistant to costume designer
Sylvie Laurier .... wardrobe staff
Johanne Prégent .... dresser
Editorial Department
Jim Campabanal .... negative cutter (as Jim Campabadal)
Monika Dorfman .... assistant editor
Location Management
Wendy Grean .... location manager
Music Department
Moe Koffman .... conductor
Other crew
Manon Bougie-Boyer .... production accountant
Linda Browne .... production secretary
Carol Campbell .... production services
Alex Dukay .... production assistant
Gary Greenspoon .... production assistant
Allan Hitelman .... financial consultant
Douglas Leopold .... unit publicist
Harriet Lipson-Coulombe .... publicity assistant
Jacques Pinard .... production assistant
Elaine Yarish .... script girl
Crew believed to be complete

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Made to fill a niche that no longer exists, 7 July 2013
Author: smatysia ( from Houston

Well, this film was made to fill a niche that no longer exists. Like the old B-movies sort of went away when that area fell to television, this film was soft-core before cable channels filled that niche. And, it does so better, having B-list actresses, rather than D-list and former porn actresses. Most of the actresses did really solid work, especially Karen Black, Marilyn Lightstone, and Helen Shaver. Tom Berenger was awkward to the point of being painful to watch, but I doubt that it is due to bad acting. That is almost certainly the director's vision. The dialogue was also painfully awkward, but that only makes sense. The background of the 1956 Hungarian uprising made for some interest as well. The film is intended to be sexy, so consider that when deciding to view this one.

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