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

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Candy Christian
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Hunchback Juggler
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Grindl
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MacPhisto
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Dr. A.B. Krankeit
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Dr. Arnold Dunlap
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Gen. R.A. Smight
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Emmanuel
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T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
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Livia
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Zero
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Nurse Bullock
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Silvia Fontegliulo
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Lolita
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Conchita
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Marquita
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The Big Guy
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Jonathan J. John
Neal Noorlag ...
Harold (as Neel Noorlag)
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Al Pappone
Peter Dane ...
Luther
Peggy Nathan ...
Miss Quinby
Anthony Foutz ...
(as Tony Foutz)
Tom Keyes
Mark Salvage ...
Dr. Harris
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Girl
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Charlie - the Cop
Fabian Dean ...
The Sergeant
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Mental Patient
Ragni Malcolmsson ...
Girl
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Bit Part

Directed by

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Christian Marquand

Written by

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Buck Henry ... (screenplay)
 
Terry Southern ... (novel) &
Mason Hoffenberg ... (novel)

Produced by

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Robert Haggiag ... producer
Selig J. Seligman ... executive producer
Peter Zoref ... executive producer

Music by

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Dave Grusin

Cinematography by

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Giuseppe Rotunno ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Giancarlo Cappelli

Editorial Department

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Frank Santillo ... supervising film editor
Liberata Zocchi ... assistant editor
Rod Stephens ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Dean Tavoularis

Set Decoration by

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Robert Nelson

Costume Design by

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Enrico Sabbatini

Makeup Department

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Giuliano Laurenti ... makeup artist
Elda Magnanti ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Cecilia Bigazzi ... unit manager (as Cecelia Bigazzi)
Luigi Fanano ... unit manager
Gray Frederickson ... production manager (as Grey Fredrickson)
Mario Mariani ... production manager
Pier Ludovico Pavoni ... production supervisor (as Vico Pavoni)
Alvin Hilton Shapiro ... unit manager (as Alvin Shapiro)
Marco Tamburella ... unit manager
Tom Walker Jr. ... post-production supervisor (as Tom Walker)

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Francesco Cinieri ... assistant director
Allan Elledge ... second assistant director (as Alan Elledge)
Luciano Sacripanti ... assistant director
Bruce Satterlee ... second assistant director
Tomaso Sherman ... second assistant director (as Tommaso Shermann)

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Joe Chevalier ... assistant set decorator
Boris Juraga ... set designer
Alessandro Alberti ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Fernando Valento ... construction manager (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mavio Celentano ... sound recordist (as Mario Celentano)
Gordon Daniel ... sound editor
Basil Fenton-Smith ... sound mixer (as Basil Fenton Smith)

Special Effects by

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Augie Lohman ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Douglas Trumbull ... opening and closing sequences
Harold E. Wellman ... special visual effects (as Harold Wellman)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nino Cristiani ... operator: second unit
Giuseppe Maccari ... camera operator
Mario Pastorini ... assistant camera
Piero Servo ... assistant camera
Luciano Tonti ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mia Fonssagrives ... costume designer: for Richard Burton, Ewa Aulin, Florinda Bolkan, Marilù Tolo and Nicoletta Machiavelli
Vicki Tiel ... costume designer: for Richard Burton, Ewa Aulin, Florinda Bolkan, Marilù Tolo and Nicoletta Machiavelli (as Vicky Tiel)
Nadia Vitali ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Stanley Davis ... music editor

Other crew

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Grahame Duffield ... military technical advisor
Don Lurio ... choreographer
Vittorio Noia ... production assistant (as Vittoria Noia)
Francesca Roberti ... script supervisor
Judith Slatin ... dialogue coach
Mal Evans ... private assistant for Ringo Starr (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Candy Christian is an innocent young girl when she first hears NcPhito, an alcoholic Welsh poet, talk of love and self-sacrifice. Candy narrowly escapes McPhisto'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 a General Smight on the plane in exchange for a blood transfusion for her father. In New York, an ego-maniacal brain surgeon Dr. 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 in her father's hospital bed, while her father wanders away without notice. Candy is now free to visit Greenwich Village where she takes part in a film by an underground movie director Jonathan J. John. It's a pornographic film, shot in a public restroom. Next, Candy becomes the pet of a benevolent hunchback in Central Park, but she escapes from his arch criminal into the truck trailer of Guru Grindl. During the drive to California, Grindl initiates her into the mysteries of the Seventh Stage and other secrets of life. In California, Candy seeks the Great Buddah, who will reveal to her the ultimate stage. In her search, she encounter a filthy hermit who leads her to a temple. There Candy and the hermit have sex. When a deluge destroys the temple and washes the hermit clean. Candy recognizes that the hermit is really her wandering father. Again Candy runs away to more trouble. The final time, however, she finds herself in a hippie orgy, reunited with her past sexual partners. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines Is Candy faithful?...only to the book. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Candy e il suo pazzo mondo (Italy)
  • Сладкоежка (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Candy - hun er så fræk (Denmark)
  • Кенди (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Seker gibi (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 115 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the documentary Listen to Me Marlon (2015), Marlon Brando called this film "the worst movie I ever made in my life." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 16 (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Child of the Universe See more »
Quotes MacPhisto: The poem that I just recited to you was composed in a hospital in Burma as I lay close to death, having been savagely beaten by a... a horde of outraged Belgian tourists. You will find this poem in my collected verse entitled... "Forests of Flesh".
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