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Greetings (1968)

3 friends in NYC discuss how to dodge the draft and Vietnam, JFK assassination, voyeurism, computer dating etc.

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Brian De Palma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Warden Jonathan Warden ... Paul Shaw
Robert De Niro ... Jon Rubin
Gerrit Graham ... Lloyd Clay
Richard Hamilton Richard Hamilton ... Pop Artist
Megan McCormick Megan McCormick ... Marina
Tina Hirsch Tina Hirsch ... Tina (as Bettina Kugel)
Jack Cowley Jack Cowley ... Fashion Photographer
Jane Lee Salmons Jane Lee Salmons ... Model
Ashley Oliver Ashley Oliver ... Bronx Secretary
Melvin Morgulis Melvin Morgulis ... 'Rat' Vendor
Cynthia Peltz Cynthia Peltz ... Divorcee
Peter Maloney ... Earl Roberts
Rutanya Alda ... Linda (Shoplifter) (as Ruth Alda)
Ted Lescault Ted Lescault ... Bookstore Manager
Mona Feit Mona Feit ... Mystic
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Storyline

An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur filmmaking. Written by Philip Brubaker <phil@intrex.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was the first film in the United States to receive an X rating (in its original release). It opened in New York City on December 15, 1968. See more »

Quotes

Jon Rubin: You've heard of 'Pop Art' right? Well this is 'Peep Art'.
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Alternate Versions

DVD editions delete copyright info under the title during opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Homework (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

So Loose and So Slow
Written by Eric Kaz
Performed by The Children of Paradise
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11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Greetings (1968)

** (out of 4)

Early Brian DePalma film has three friends walking around NYC talking about various subjects including how to dodge the draft and the Kennedy assassination. Most reviewers gave this thing glowing reviews and I'd been wanting to see it for over a decade now but it turned out to be a major disappointment. There really isn't any plot, instead just small sequences about various issues. Some of this is funny but most of it isn't. Most notable for being Robert DeNiro's debut and the first film to get an X rating. This is an interesting film but it should have and could have been a lot better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Greetings See more »

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Budget:

$39,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

West End Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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