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  (in credits order)
Patricia Ree Gilbert ... Herself - Actress Testing for Alice
Don Fellows ... Himself - Actor Testing for Freddy
Jonathan Gordon ... Himself - Soundman
Bob Rosen ... Himself - Production Manager (as Bob Rosen)
William Greaves ... Himself - Director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Anspach ... Herself - Actress Testing for Alice (uncredited)
Audrey Heningham ... Black Lady clapping her Hands (uncredited)
Stevan Larner ... Himself - Cameraman (uncredited)
Terrence McCartney Filgate ... Himself - Cameraman (uncredited)
Maria Zeheri ... Herself - Camera Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by
William Greaves 
Writing credits
William Greaves (writer)

Produced by
William Greaves .... producer
Manuel Melamed .... co-producer
Manny Meland .... associate producer
Original Music by
Miles Davis 
Cinematography by
Stevan Larner 
Terrence McCartney Filgate  (as Terry Filgate)
Film Editing by
William Greaves 
Production Management
William Henderson .... unit manager
Jeff Norwalk .... unit manager
Phil Parker .... unit manager
Robert L. Rosen .... production manager
Robert Rowen .... post-production manager
Sound Department
Jonathan Gordon .... sound
Nicky Kaplan .... sound
John Polland .... sound
John Pollard .... sound
John W. Reavis Jr. .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Carrieti .... assistant camera
Clive Davidson .... assistant camera
Tibor Hirsch .... second camera operator
David Hoffman .... second camera operator (as Dave Hoffman)
Roland Mitchell .... still photographer
Syeus Mottel .... still photographer
Jerry Pantzer .... second camera operator
Maria Zeheri .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
David Greaves .... assistant editor
Music Department
Johnny Pearson .... composer: additional music (as John Pearson)
Joseph Zawinul .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Scott Brody .... production assistant
Kathleen Collins .... production assistant
Barbara Linden .... production assistant
Roland Mitchell .... technical production manager

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Ahead of its time, 2 January 2011
Author: (whereismikeyfl) from United States

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm points the way toward so many later development in film. It manipulates reality by provoking the hapless cast, crew and bystanders to play roles by provoking them. The director of the film uses his own behavior as a Rorschach test. The whole genre of reality television as well as avant-garde documentary styles are anticipated in this film.

In addition to its historical importance the film is fascinating on its own terms for anyone who likes to think about the nature of performance vs. reality. Gender, race, sexuality and the march of time also make appearances.

Criterion has done its usual terrific job in rescuing this forgotten masterpiece from undeserved obscurity.

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