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Candy (1968)

Candy Christian, an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

Director:

Christian Marquand

Writers:

Buck Henry (screenplay), Terry Southern (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewa Aulin ... Candy Christian
Charles Aznavour ... Hunchback Juggler
Marlon Brando ... Grindl
Richard Burton ... MacPhisto
James Coburn ... Dr. A.B. Krankeit
John Huston ... Dr. Arnold Dunlap
Walter Matthau ... Gen. R.A. Smight
Ringo Starr ... Emmanuel
John Astin ... T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
Elsa Martinelli ... Livia
Sugar Ray Robinson Sugar Ray Robinson ... Zero
Anita Pallenberg ... Nurse Bullock
Lea Padovani ... Silvia Fontegliulo
Florinda Bolkan ... Lolita
Marilù Tolo ... Conchita
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Storyline

Candy Christian is an innocent young girl when she first hears MacPhisto, an alcoholic Welsh poet, talk of love and self-sacrifice. Candy narrowly escapes MacPhisto's attempt to rape her, only to succumb to her father's Mexican gardener, Emmanuel. When her father catches her with the gardener, he banishes her to a trip with his twin brother, Uncle Jack, and Jack's wife Aunt Livia, who are headed for New York City. As Candy makes her way to the airport, Emmanuel's three sisters attack her because she has corrupted their brother. Because of Candy, Emmanuel has now forsaken the priesthood. During the scuffle, Candy's father takes a blow to the head, resulting in a serious head injury. Candy nearly gives in to General R.A. Smight on the plane in exchange for a blood transfusion for her father. In New York City, an ego-maniacal brain surgeon Dr. A.B. Krankeit operates on her father, while Uncle Jack pursues his own operation on Candy. When Candy bashes him with a bedpan, Uncle Jack is put ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

Good Grief, It's Candy! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Italy | France | USA

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

17 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Playboy Playmate DeDe Lind was offered the lead role, but turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Grindl: They say in my country that the centipede has a thousand legs but he cannot tapdance.
Candy Christian: I don't quite see the connection.
Grindl: Well, it loses a little something in translation.
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Connections

Referenced in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride
Written by John Kay (uncredited) and Rushton Moreve (uncredited)
Performed by Steppenwolf
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everybody loves candy
8 December 2004 | by yougotthesilverSee all my reviews

How can you not like this movie?? those who criticize it seem to claim it is a superficial sex-romp through the 60's counter culture.Well duh! that's what makes it great.

Seriously, its like if in 40 years, film critics try to asses the cultural validity of 'Dude where's my Car'. Candy wasn't meant to be a masterpiece- just a funny movie with some T and A.

Though if you're gonna be a snob about it, the last 10 minutes of the movie is actually close to brilliant. See it and you'll know what i mean. Visually and content-wise, this movie pushed boundaries. Plus, i bet it would be a lot better while high.


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