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Serial (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  28 March 1980 (USA)
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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Harvey Holroyd
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Kate Linville Holroyd
Jennifer McAllister ...
Joanie Holroyd
Sam Chew Jr. ...
Bill
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Martha
Anthony Battaglia ...
Stokely
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Sam Stone
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Angela Stone
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Carol
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Vivian
Ann Weldon ...
Rachel
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Dr. Leonard Miller
Jon Fong ...
Wong
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Luckman Skull
Patch Mackenzie ...
Stella
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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture very skillfully conveys the hopeless muddle through which the many characters move as they try to Find Themselves. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@kiva.net>

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cult | marriage | affluence | nudity | disco | See more »

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"Honor thy wife, and everyone else's." See more »

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Comedy

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Angela Stone: I think it's wonderful that Martha and Bill have a marriage contract that spells out everything. I wish we had a contract.
Sam Stone: You mean like who takes out the garbage? That kind of everything?
Bill: Every kind of everything. How often, who starts it, everything.
Sam Stone: You mean nookie?
Angela Stone: Sam.
Bill: Sexual responsibilities are covered, yes.
Sam Stone: He means Nookie!
Angela Stone: Oh, Sam, for god's sake.
Sam Stone: Where do I sign? It's gotta be better than my present deal.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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A Changing World
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Michael Johnson
Courtesy of EMI/Columbia
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A funny and brilliantly scripted parody of 70s suburban life
16 February 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is in my top ten of all time favourite films.

Harvey Holroyd can't understand what's happening around him. His wife has started to raise her consciousness, his daughter is concerned about her rights, his best friend who has a preoccupation with the Johnny Carson show is bombed out on pills and he's been a loser for 5 years!

I can sum this fantastic film up in two quotes from it: "Reality is watching a pair of self proclaimed assholes getting pair-bonded by a priest from the gong show". "Are they hell's angels?" "No they're gay. On weekdays they're regular guys with regular jobs but at weekends they dress up like hell's angels and listen to a lot of Judy Garland record". Priceless!


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