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Director:
Writers:
Baruch Verthaim (english dialogue)
Amos Sefer (script)
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Release Date:
1972 (Israel) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Right-On! See more »
Plot:
Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Awful movie, but a blast to watch with friends See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Asher Tzarfati ... Mike
Shmuel Wolf ... Komo
Lily Avidan ... Elizabeth (as Lilli Avidan)
Tzila Karney ... Françoise (as Tsilla Karny)
Fran Liberman-Avni ... Singer
Suzan Devor ... Singer

Directed by
Amos Sefer 
 
Writing credits
Baruch Verthaim (english dialogue) (as H.B. Wertheim)

Amos Sefer (script)

Produced by
Amatsia Hiuni .... producer
Amos Sefer .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nachum Heiman 
 
Cinematography by
Ya'ackov Kallach  (as Jacob Kallach)
 
Film Editing by
Amos Sefer (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Kuli Sander 
 
Costume Design by
Tami Mor  (as Tami Morr)
 
Makeup Department
Daisy Goren .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Moshe Berman .... assistant production manager
Avshalom Sela .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Stodel .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Moshe Blum .... construction coordinator
Moshe Flechter .... property master
 
Sound Department
Bambi Ben-Bassat .... sound
Stephan Daley .... studio recording
Hans-Walter Kramski .... sound effects editor (as Kramsky)
Zalman Nachtigal .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Batyar .... chief electrician
Sami Gratushka .... assistant camera
Samuel Levi .... key grip (as Shmuel Levi)
Ahron Nissim .... lighting technician (as Ahron 'Nitchko' Nissim)
Avshalom Sela .... still photographer
Yacob Shvili .... lighting technician
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Zeon Davush .... animator (as Zion Devush)
 
Editorial Department
Galiah Bukszpan .... assistant editor (as Galia Bukszpan)
Carmit Kokashvili .... assistant editor
Lea Noyman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Moshe Osherovitz .... composer: dance music
 
Other crew
Zeon Davush .... titles (as Zion Devush)
George Jessel .... presenter
Jay Koller .... public relations
Jeanette Nae .... script girl (as Jeannette Nae)
Doly Wolman .... production secretary (as Dolly Wolman)
Joseph Zilkha .... lab manager
 
Thanks
Zohar Baram .... this film could not be made without the help of
Jackson of Eilat .... this film could not be made without the help of
Yosef Gal .... this film could not be made without the help of
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ha-Trempist" - Israel (original title)
"The Hitch Hiker" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The list of people and organizations without whom the film could not have been made mentions "The Port Autorities of Tel Aviv."See more »
Quotes:
American Hippie Mike:You will be doomed, you will destroy yourself at your own hand.See more »

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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Awful movie, but a blast to watch with friends, 24 May 2013
Author: belfer94 from Kfar Saba, Israel

This bizarre movie was made by a former lifeguard turned short film maker, stars fairly good actors (some of whom were stars on the Tel Aviv theater stages for years to come) hamming it up or just given odd direction, has an alright but VERY repetitive score by one of Israel's greatest composers, and contains such unforgettable scenes as the "STOP PUSHING BUTTONS" speech, a psychedelic dream sequence involving smashing giant tape recorder things with a sledgehammer, a hippie-palooza in an abandoned warehouse, random toplessness, cardboard sharks, loooooooooong wandering across desert islands, and the main cast screaming out "Wonderful Feeling!" over and over. The insane ending has to be seen to be believed. If you can get your hands on this film (or if that DVD ever comes out), get some friends over and get ready to riff the hell out of it: this film is plan 9 quality stuff, and I love every minute of it.

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