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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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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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Their dream was to go to college.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Willson's film debut. See more »

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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

Simon: How many kids *will* show, do you think?
Charlie: It's worth taking a look. I mean, a lot of kids'll show because of that strawberry statement.
Simon: What?
Charlie: The dean. He said our telling him we had an opinion is like telling him we like strawberries.
Simon: Oh, I love straw - I love strawberries!
Charlie: Oh, schmuck.
Simon: Strawberries? What's he got against strawberries?
Charlie: Must be their color.
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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

Our House
Composed by Graham Nash
Sung by Crosby Stills Nash & Young (as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)
Courtesy Atlantic Records
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A dated movie which still stirs us deeply
29 January 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Those were the days.1968 had happened and the times they were changing.

A girl: "why didn't we protest before?

another girl: "we did not know."

"That time long ago when we thought our youth was eternal and the rebels were fighting in the mountains "

The story of a twenty-year old young man who worked hard to go to college and then discovers that the world he wants to get into is worthless.Like in the magnificent Joni Mitchell song (sung by Indian singer (and activist) Buffy Sainte -Marie which opens and closes the movie),Simon is "captive on the carousel of time ,where the little horses go up and down".His tiny apartment is a time capsule: the "2001:a space odyssey" soundtrack, a photograph of Robert Kennedy,and Neil Young's "down by the river" .

"The strawberry statement" could be subtitled "lost illusions ";the incident in the park was a real eye-opener;it's the failure of non-violence;that the "hero" should be "rewarded" for having been beaten up by the cops -whereas he was assaulted by one of his mates in the showers- clearly indicates that it's no use singing "give peace a chance" For those who lived through those troubled times and who did not realize they were "helpless" (like Neil Young sings in his classic also included in the soundtrack),"the strawberry statement" will remind them of that time when we could imagine that we were a brother hood of men and that strikes and songs and demonstrations could save the world.

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