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Cover Me Babe (1970)

Student filmmaker lets nothing stand in the way of his getting a studio contract.

Director:

Noel Black

Writer:

George Wells
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Tony Hall
Sondra Locke ... Melisse
Susanne Benton ... Sybil
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Will (as Robert S. Fields)
Ken Kercheval ... Jerry
Sam Waterston ... Cameraman
Michael Margotta ... Steve
Floyd Mutrux Floyd Mutrux ... Ronnie
Maggie Thrett Maggie Thrett ... Prostitute
Jeff Corey ... Paul
Regis Toomey ... Michael
Mitzi Hoag Mitzi Hoag ... Mother
Franklin Townsend Franklin Townsend ... Transvestite
Mello Alexandria Mello Alexandria ... Male Puppet
Linda Howe Linda Howe ... Female Puppet
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Student filmmaker lets nothing stand in the way of his getting a studio contract.

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Camera, in his hands it becomes an obscene instrument. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run Shadow Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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Original X-Rating?
18 February 2005 | by albertayler1See all my reviews

My recollection is that when I first saw this film (maybe at a drive-in) it was rated X, had a scene of male frontal nudity (Forster) and was actually first shown in theaters (some theaters anyway) under the title of Run, Shadow, Run. Can anyone verify this? I too saw the PG version once on TV years ago but last night saw the TV-MA (R?) version on Fox Movie Channel. This version seemed to have some scenes cut though I cannot be sure. A friend also told me at the time (he later became a film editor for Variety) that there was a trailer for the film that was a vicious diatribe against the studio for restricting the directorial control of Black. I was quite taken with the version I saw then, in part because I thought Black, the director of Pretty Poison, was an outstanding new director. Unfortunately his films after Pretty Poison have never lived up to it on subsequent viewings.


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