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Harvey Holroyd
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Kate Linville Holroyd
Jennifer McAllister ...
Joanie Holroyd
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Anthony Battaglia ...
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Angela Stone
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Carol
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Dr. Leonard Miller
Jon Fong ...
Wong
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Luckman Skull
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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 whom; 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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One mellow movie about creative divorce, group jacuzzis, organically-fed mistresses, and therapeutic adultery. See more »

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Bill: So we both said "Hey, we've got a caring relationship, we're each willing to give the other the space to grow and nourish our basic aloneness. Why not make a total commitment, in a legalistic sense? So tomorrow's the big day.
Fred Peele, man on ferry: I can dig it. Who's the chick?
Bill: Martha Sterns.
Fred Peele, man on ferry: No, I don't know her.
Bill: Used to be Martha Byers.
Fred Peele, man on ferry: No, I'm not familiar.
Bill: And before that, she was Martha Crimm.
Fred Peele, man on ferry: And before that, Martha Peele?
Bill: You know her?
Fred Peele, man on ferry: I'm Fred Peele.
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Born To Be Wild
Music and Lyric by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
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A satirical classic about California lifestyles
4 May 2004 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

This is an underrated classic that doesn't get near the credit it deserves. We recommend it to friends and they add it to all-time favorite lists every time. Hilarious spoofs on California lifestyles of the seventies that are still funny today. This movie should be made on DVD for all the many fans waiting for it!! Who can I call?? Martin Mull gives his perfect, sarcastic every-man, Sally Kellerman is hilarious especially in her wedding vows (You-ness, me-ness, we-ness, us-ness) to which Mull whispers to Tuesday Weld, "Sickness." Bill Macy is the greatest mid-life crisis ever put on film and Tommy Smothers as Spike, the Preacher is one of the funniest characters he has ever done.


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