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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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Director: Evan Lee
Stars: Christopher Lee, Larry Justin, J. Arthur Craig
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Anthony Battaglia ...
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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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"Honor thy wife, and everyone else's." See more »

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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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Kate Linville Holroyd: Ginger Gallagher has a lot of experience with this. Her cousin lost two kids to the Hare Krishnas, and one was clubbed to death by a baby seal hunter.
Harvey Holroyd: What ever happened to running away and joining the circus?
Kate Linville Holroyd: You know, they say this group finds kids who are alienated, and love bombs them until the feeling of being wanted is irresistible. So the only way to fight it is to smile all the time and love bomb them right back.
Harvey Holroyd: Perfect, 'cause I plan to love bomb the SHIT out of those bastards.
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References The Merv Griffin Show (1962) See more »

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Born To Be Wild
Music and Lyric by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
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"In an insane society the sane man must appear insane."
18 May 2003 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

Martin Mull is the sane man in the insane society of Marin County CA. If you can find it, watch it. It may be 20+ years old but holds up well, like a good sitcom the jokes are about life not current events and that makes them timeless. Also the slightly off-center society of Marin lives on.


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