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Psych-Out (1968)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 March 1968 (USA)
A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother.

Director:

Richard Rush

Writers:

E. Hunter Willett (screenplay), Betty Ulius (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Strasberg ... Jenny Davis
Dean Stockwell ... Dave
Jack Nicholson ... Stoney
Bruce Dern ... Steve Davis
Adam Roarke ... Ben
Max Julien ... Elwood
Henry Jaglom ... Warren
Linda Gaye Scott ... Lynn (as Linda G. Scott)
Mireille Machu ... Pandora (as I.J. Jefferson)
Tommy Flanders Tommy Flanders ... Wesley
Ken Scott ... Preacher
Garry Marshall ... Plainclothesman (as Gary Marshall)
Geoffrey Stevens Geoffrey Stevens ... Greg
Susan Bushman Susan Bushman ... Little Girl
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Thug (as John Cardos)
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Storyline

Jenny, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim, whose members include Stoney, Ben, and Elwood. They hide her from the fuzz in their crash pad, a Victorian house crowded with love beads and necking couples. Mumblin' Jim's truth-seeking friend Dave considers the band's pursuit of success "playing games," but he agrees to help Jennie anyway. Written by alfiehitchie

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Have You Ever TASTED FEAR or SMELLED MADNESS? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Director Richard Rush's original version ran 101 minutes, but this was cut to 82 minutes by Dick Clark for unknown reasons. The film was not restored to its original running time until a 2015 DVD release. See more »

Goofs

When deaf Jenny is in Stoney's bedroom for the first time, she reacts to the sound of the cat meowing. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Reality is a deadly bore.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was unreleased until 1972 and then cut by the BBFC to heavily edit the yard fight between the workmen and the hippies. All later video and DVD releases were fully uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tune in Trip Out (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow
The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Performed by The Strawberry Alarm Clock
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A look at the 60's.
29 August 2018 | by gmcuSee all my reviews

My name is George Cox and I was the lead singer for the Storybook who recorded the majority of songs for this movie. We were a local San Fernando Valley band who were brought into the production by Ronald Stein and Dick Clark to help produce the music for this movie. It seems that the Strawberry Alarm Clock and the Seeds got most of credit for the music in this movie. My group and I really enjoyed all the recording sessions to produce the music for this soundtrack album. We also enjoyed watching the film once it was produced as it showed the life in San Francisco and Haight-Ashbury as it was in the 60s.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolt of the Flower People See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dick Clark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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