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The Strawberry Statement (1970)

R | | Drama, Romance | 14 June 1970 (UK)
An apolitical college student joins a group of campus protesters to meet girls but gets swept up in their cause and involved in a violent confrontation with police.

Director:

Stuart Hagmann

Writers:

James Kunen (novel), Israel Horovitz (screenplay)
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Davison ... Simon
Kim Darby ... Linda
Bud Cort ... Elliot - Coxswain
Murray MacLeod ... George
Tom Foral Tom Foral ... Coach
Bob Balaban ... Elliot - Organizer
Michael Margotta ... Swatch
Israel Horovitz Israel Horovitz ... Dr. Benton
James Kunen James Kunen ... Chairman
Jeannie Berlin ... Girl with Clipboard
Carol Bagdasarian Carol Bagdasarian ... Girl on Telephone
Jon Hill Jon Hill ... Student
Jess Walton ... Student
Andrew Parks ... Student
Kristin Van Buren Kristin Van Buren ... Girl in Filing Room
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Storyline

Simon is a student at a college in San Francisco. He is content to be on the rowing team and remain as just a casual observer to the on-campus unrest, demonstrations and protests. However, curiosity gets the best of him and he begins exploring the inner sanctum of the students who have invaded the dean's office. He soon meets Linda and becomes a loyal member of the student revolution to meet girls. However, when he truly discovers the corruption and the madness that his comrades are protesting, his mindset also joins the movement. He becomes a revolutionary leader and prepares his comrades for a very violent climactic showdown with "the pigs" at a sit-in. Written by thustlebird

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Taglines:

Their dream was to go to college.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutige Erdbeeren See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Dukes' film debut. See more »

Goofs

Coxswains don't say "stroke". The stroke of the boat (the rower in front of the coxswain) is responsible for maintaining the stroke rate. See more »

Quotes

Elliot - Coxswain: [describing a large breasted woman who looks for Simon] Do you remember that... National Geographic you have in your back room?
Simon: [laughs] Yeah.
Elliot - Coxswain: Yeah, well this one is a white version of page 43.
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Crazy Credits

The following written statement appears on screen before the opening credits sequence: "The producers of this film gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of San Francisco and another anonymous locale for participating in the production of this motion picture. Other cities refused to cooperate--perhaps feeling that strawberries are irrelevant." See more »


Soundtracks

Something In The Air
Recorded by Thunderclap Newman
Composed by John Keen (as John Keene)
Produced by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Courtesy Track Records
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Overlooked Masterpiece
9 February 2000 | by ivan-22See all my reviews

This exuberant, irreverent, tender, glorious film is THE cinematic embodiment of the sixties. This is one of the greatest films ever made. The camera work sparkles. Plot becomes almost irrelevant. This movie invented music video. It is much more than a movie about this or that. It is a celebration of life, youth, craziness, dreams. It leaves you yearning for life, and makes everything look beautiful. Watch this film to see how limited and timid most films are. What a breath of fresh air!!!!!


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