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There's Always Vanilla (1971)

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A young man returns to his home city of Pittsburgh and moves in with an older woman whom he begins to rely on for emotional and financial support.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Laine ...
Chris Bradley (as Ray Laine)
Judith Ridley ...
Lynn Harris (as Judith Streiner)
Johanna Lawrence ...
Terri Terrific
Richard Ricci ...
Michael Dorian
Roger McGovern ...
Mr. Bradley
Ron Jaye ...
Fox
Bob Wilson ...
TV Network Executive
Louise Sahene ...
Samantha
Christopher Priore ...
Mr. Manspeaker
Robert Trow ...
Ralph
Bryson Randolph
Val Stanley ...
TV rug commercial director
Vincent D. Survinski ...
Delivery man (as Vincent Survinski)
Eleanor Schirra ...
Mrs. Harris
S. William Hinzman ...
Drunk guy in bar (as Bill Hinzman)
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Chris Bradley is a young man who returns to his home city of Pittsburgh after several years of drifting and working odd jobs around the country since his discharge from the U.S. Army. Rejecting moving back in with his father and not wanting to return to the family business of manufacturing baby food, Chris meets and shacks up with Lynn, an older woman who works as a model in local TV commercials, and whom becomes his 'sugar mama' of supporting him financially and emotionaly, which begins to put a strain on the affair especially when Lynn finds out that she's pregnant and does not feel that Chris would make a responsible father or husband. Written by Matthew Patay

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Every woman knows why the wrong man is irresistible!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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11 February 1972 (USA)  »

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The Affair  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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This is 'George A. Romero''s second film, and according to him, his worst. He stated that the writer was "very lazy" and showed little interest in the production, leaving halfway through the shooting. See more »

Quotes

Chris Bradley: Dad, I just don't want to go to work in your baby food factory. And, I don't want to sell vacuum cleaners. I don't want to sell little toy plastic aircraft carriers. I don't wanna... I don't know what I want.
Mr. Bradley: Chris, I think I understand what you're talking about. A little bit anyway. But these problems are a little bit like going to Howard Johnsons for some ice cream. You can get all kinds of wild, exotic flavors. But somehow, you always wind up with vanilla.
Chris Bradley: Oh, Jesus Christ, Dad, I could cry!
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References On the Beach (1959) See more »

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There's Always Vanilla
Written by Frank Joseph
Sung by Frank Joseph
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Not As Good As Night but...
11 August 2006 | by (United States Kentucky Hancock) – See all my reviews

This film is not as good as not of the living dead but it still has it's merit if not just for the fact that George A. Romero directed this. It is his least favorite film, I don't know why that award should go to Two Evil Eyes. This film has spots where it is heard to understand what is going on but with the narration that Romero wisely added as a wrap around the film comes together and tells a fine story about a misguided man trying to make it in the early 1970's. He has to decide what is important live a life of excess or grow up and become a man for his family. I think the film does a great job of showing his journey and what this man needs to do. For a none horror effort this is superb Romero here. Not for the casual viewer but for the fans.


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