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Serial (1980)

R | | Comedy | 28 March 1980 (USA)
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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Wong
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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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In his autobiography "Tall, Dark and Gruesome", Christopher Lee identifies this picture as one that was particularly important to him (despite the fact that he played a relatively small part). The reasons being because it was the first time he got to act with an American accent and also because he was cast against type. See more »

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Harvey Holroyd: You know Kate, and the way she feels about polluting the atmosphere.
Sam Stone: What has the atmosphere ever done for you?
Harvey Holroyd: Not much lately.
Sam Stone: You know, Angela's on that ecology committee, too. Big deal. Last month they saved the condor. You ever see a condor?
Harvey Holroyd: Not up close.
Sam Stone: Scare the shit out of you!
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Referenced in Fade to Black (1980) See more »

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We Love You, Conrad
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyric by Lee Adams
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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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