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Sam's Song (1969)

R | | Drama | 1969 (USA)
Early De Niro film casts him as a New York City film editor working on a documentary about Richard Nixon, and spending a weekend with rich friends Warren and Mickey. Crawford enters their lives and proceeds to disrupt everyone.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert De Niro ... Sam Nicoletti
Jarred Mickey Jarred Mickey ... Andrew Moore (as Jered Mickey)
Jennifer Warren ... Erica Moore
Terrayne Crawford Terrayne Crawford ... Carole Moore
Martin J. Kelley Martin J. Kelley ... Mitch Negroni (as Martin Kelley)
Phyllis Black Phyllis Black ... Marge Negroni
Vic Ramos Vic Ramos ... Dennis (as Ric Vamos)
Margit Echols Margit Echols ... Belly Dancer
Viva ... Girl with the Hourglass
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Early De Niro film casts him as a New York City film editor working on a documentary about Richard Nixon, and spending a weekend with rich friends Warren and Mickey. Crawford enters their lives and proceeds to disrupt everyone.

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Some answers are worth killing for...

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cobrança See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert De Niro was angered that The Cannon Group, Inc. took his previously shot footage and inserted it into an entirely new movie, legal action was almost taken. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version, without the Anthony Charnato "Vito footage," is available as Sam's Song on DVD under the label Genius Entertainment, packaged alongside Born to Win (1971) on the same disc. The cover advertises it as being The Swap, but it is indeed the original 1969 film Sam's Song with all the De Niro footage uncut, unappropriated and without the 1979 footage. It runs 89 minutes. Director credit for this original version is given to Jordan Leondopoulos. See more »

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Edited into The Swap (1979) See more »

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Not one for DeNiro to be proud of
28 March 2005 | by thomasmjohnsonSee all my reviews

The revised title, "The Swap", introduces a certain amount of confusion. The viewer will spend the entire duration of this poor movie wondering what the producers are referring to as a "swap" and not come up with anything plausible. But where a neutral or bland lack of point to support the title would be bad enough, this production actively makes matters worse. This happens in the following way: one of the main characters (Ann) is portrayed by two actresses, one of whom is supposedly 10 years younger than the other. Infuriatingly, the younger actress looks nothing at all like the older actress, and the viewer is led to the FALSE conclusion that the character played by the older actress is an impostor, so that the "swap" concerns one person stealing another's identity. Nothing so interesting turns out to be the fact, of course, and nothing else turns up as a better candidate for the "swap." There are lots of GOOD movies to see; there's no reason to waste time with this one.


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