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Chappaqua (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 March 1967 (Sweden)
Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran.

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Conrad Rooks

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Conrad Rooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Dr. Benoit
Conrad Rooks Conrad Rooks ... Russel Harwick
William S. Burroughs ... Opium Jones
Allen Ginsberg ... Messiah
Ravi Shankar ... Sun God
Paula Pritchett Paula Pritchett ... Water Woman
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman ... Peyote Eater
Swami Satchidananda ... The Guru
Moondog Moondog ... The Prophet
Jill Lator Jill Lator ... Sacrificed One
John Esam John Esam ... The Connection
Ed Sanders Ed Sanders ... The Fugs
Rita Renoir Rita Renoir
Penny Brown
Jacques Seiler Jacques Seiler
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Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Winkler Film

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1967 (Sweden) See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Minotaur See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Beat Culture was a lot about drugs. Even New York in itself at that time, with all the jazz musicians and poets, was characterized by heroin. I drank mainly but I took heroin to cope with the backstrokes, says Conrad Rooks in Pattaya, Thailand, in the year 2000. See more »

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References Ein Mann geht durch die Wand (1959) See more »

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trippy, strange and mezmerizing
23 May 2001 | by darkneox119See all my reviews

Chappaqua is about a man who goes to France to get off drugs and during which he flips out and has flashbacks. Essential beatnick viewing. Im surprised not many people have seen this. Burroughs and Ginsberg have small parts. The soundtrack and visuals are very good. One of my favorite scenes is when the man flips out and the doctor comes to give him a shot and as the camera pulls away, it is on an ice rink and people on skates swerve by. Check it out. ****


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