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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

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A light-hearted picture of middle-aged love and friendship.

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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 & Ted & Alice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Natalie Wood decided to gamble her standard fee on a percentage of the gross, earning $3 million. She had earlier declined a similar offer with West Side Story (1961). See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant scene, Alice and Ted each start eating dessert. In the next scene, it is served to them. See more »

Quotes

Alice Henderson: I got angry at him once. I don't know, I think it was because Bob and I - did I say Bob?
[laughs]
Alice Henderson: That was a Freudian slip. Ted - *Ted* and I - you're looking at me - Ted and I were going to have sex and - wanted to have sex - and - well, Jimmy walked into the room. And it was daytime and I got nervous. So, I scolded at him for not knocking on the door before he walked in.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Benny Hill Show: Show 7 (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

What the World Needs Now Is Love
by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Vocal by Jackie DeShannon
Courtesy of Liberty Records, Inc.
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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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