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Director:
Writers:
Stephen Vizinczey (novel)
Paul Gottlieb (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 September 1978 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Filmmakers weigh in on Toronto Israel flap
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User Reviews:
Not at all bad, in fact; quite good See more (11 total) »

Cast

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

Paul Gottlieb (screenplay)

Barrie Wexler (narration)

Barrie Wexler (additional text)

Produced by
Harold Greenberg .... executive producer
Claude Héroux .... producer
Robert Lantos .... producer
Howard Lipson .... associate producer (as Howard R. Lipson)
Stephen J. Roth .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tibor Polgár 
 
Cinematography by
Miklós 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 .... sound 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
 
Music Department
Moe Koffman .... conductor
 
Other crew
Manon Bougie-Boyer .... production accountant
Linda Browne .... production secretary
Carol Campbell .... production services
Alex Dukay .... production assistant
Wendy Grean .... location manager
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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110 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
This was the very first movie screened by the Toronto Film Festival (now the Toronto International Film Festival).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bon Voyage Mes AmoursSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not at all bad, in fact; quite good, 4 June 2005
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

To be very honest, I can't really disagree with some of the negative reviews out there concerning this film. But every once in a while, some movie appeals to you and deep down you know that it's really not that good. As for this one, I've seen it a few times and I always enjoy it.

The film basically covers all of Berenger's sexual adventures with women who are somewhat older than he is. While he seems to fall deeply in love with them, these relationships don't seem to work out for him.

I really don't know what point this film is trying to make. Berenger's first real intimate relationship with Karen Black ends when he's unfaithful to her, his next one when he goes to Canada to escape turmoil in his country and leaves his rebel woman behind, the third woman is simply frigid and dumps him after he finally gets her off and finally he can't make it work with Helen Shaver.

I simply enjoy the movie. Tom Berenger is my favorite actor and he's very appealing here, as always. On the whole, this film is well acted, Karen Black very good especially. The movie looks good enough, with convincing settings, but I think it was produced on a relatively low budget. It's fairly dramatic at times, especially when he has to leave one girlfriend behind in war ridden Hungary.

This movie ain't spectacular or anything, but I like it.

One quibble; what's with that poster. Seems like a porno flick, definitely not the cover for this film.

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