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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

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

Director:

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 ... Psychiatrist
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 »

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Trivia

Cameo: the writers, in the crowd scene at the end. Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker walk out of the hotel together, and Tucker is seen again at the end. He is the heavy-set man with a beard who shares prolonged eye contact with Dyan Cannon. See more »

Goofs

When the 4 of them are together after the party, Bob puts on a record, but later the music is still audibly playing but in the background you can see the record player and it does not have a record playing. See more »

Quotes

Alice Henderson: That's all that's on their minds, is sex. Sex, sex, sex, and sex. If it's on your mind all the time it can't be a very good thing, can it? I mean, shouldn't it just happen? It used to just happen!
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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Burbank Brown
by Ray Greathouse and Morris Bachemin
Instrumental by Sweet Progress
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Marital bliss has never been so funny
2 November 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

Two married couples (Bob: Robert Culp, Carol: Natalie Wood, Ted: Elliott Gould, Alice: Dyan Cannon) feel as though true excitement is missing from their marriages and so they decide to pick things up by wife swapping and having drug parties. A crazy but funny satire on marriages that is given a boost by the hilarious performances of its talented cast.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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