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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

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Documentary-filmmaker Bob Sanders and his wife Carol attend a group-therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the film's opening scenes. Returning to their Los Angeles home, the newly... See full summary »

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Paul Mazursky
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Wood ... Carol Sanders
Robert Culp ... Bob Sanders
Elliott Gould ... Ted Henderson
Dyan Cannon ... Alice Henderson
Horst Ebersberg ... Horst
Lee Bergere ... Emilio
Donald F. Muhich Donald F. Muhich ... Psychiatrist
Noble Lee Holderread Jr. Noble Lee Holderread Jr. ... Sean Sanders
K.T. Stevens ... Phyllis
Celeste Yarnall ... Susan
Lynn Borden ... Cutter
Linda Burton Linda Burton ... Stewardess
Greg Mullavey ... Tim - Group Leader
Andre Philippe Andre Philippe ... Oscar
Diane Berghoff Diane Berghoff ... Myrna
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Storyline

Documentary-filmmaker Bob Sanders and his wife Carol attend a group-therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the film's opening scenes. Returning to their Los Angeles home, the newly "enlightened" couple chastise their closest friends, Ted and Alice, for not coming to grips with their true feelings. Bob insists that everyone "feel" rather than intellectualize their emotions, and Carol pronounces "that's beautiful" after anyone says anything even remotely personal. Ted and Alice humor their friends, but a good-natured sexual tension is obviously at work among the foursome. Written by filmfactsman

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Consider the Possibilities See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob & Carol See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$31,897,253
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the film's commentary, Paul Mazursky considered this film his finest. See more »

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Camera crew's reflection visible during the opening helicopter shots. See more »

Quotes

Bob Sanders: What do you feel about - my hair?
Ted Henderson: Your hair? Well, eh, your hair? I don't want to offend you; but, a majority of my day isn't spent in ruminating about your hair.
Carol Sanders: Be honest, Ted.
Ted Henderson: Your hair looks very good on you.
Carol Sanders: You're full of crap.
Bob Sanders: Cop out. That's what we call a cop out.
Carol Sanders: Yeah. That's a cop out, Ted.
Bob Sanders: Can't you feel? How do you feel about it?
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Connections

Referenced in Laugh-In: Episode #3.26 (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

I Needs to Be Be'd With
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Ernie Shelby and Quincy Jones
Sung by Johnny Wesley
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Was Interesting
23 August 1999 | by Dave CTSee all my reviews

I watched this movie one night during the summer of 1999. I found it really interesting and sometimes true to life, concerning the psyche of the male and female mind. I recommend watching this movie, it quite entertaining I feel.


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