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B.S. I Love You (1971)

Paul Bongard is a young tv commercial producer who has an affair with his female boss and her teenage daughter.

Director:

Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven Hillard Stern)

Writer:

Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven Hillard Stern)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Paul Bongard
JoAnna Cameron ... Marilyn / Michelle
Louise Sorel ... Ruth
Gary Burghoff ... Ted
Richard B. Shull ... Mr. Harris
Joanna Barnes ... Jane Ink
John Gerstad John Gerstad ... Paul's Father
Mary Lou Mellace Mary Lou Mellace ... Car Rental Girl
Jeanne Sorel Jeanne Sorel ... Paul's Mother
Joe Kottler Joe Kottler ... Cab Driver
Thomas Ruisinger Thomas Ruisinger ... Travel Agent (as Tom Ruisinger)
Frank Orsatti Frank Orsatti ... Manuel
Barry Woloski Barry Woloski ... Hippie
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A female executive who is the head of an advertising agency on Madison Avenue has slept her way to the top and now has her sights on a young advertising executive. He succumbs to her seductions and by doing so, he has ensured his rise up the corporate ladder of success. Written by G.W.G.

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The story of a young man on the way up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Paul Bongard: [in slow motion] Where's the boat?
Paul's father: [in Paul's mind] You missed it... son.
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Alternate Versions

The version that runs on the Fox Movie Channel is cut by 10 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in P.S. I Love You (2007) See more »

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You Better Find It
Music and Lyrics by Mark Shekter
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Self-important, too-hip-for-its-own-good 'Graduate' ripoff
19 April 2011 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

Poorly acted, semi-coherent, badly shot, shoddily-scored, lame ripoff of "The Graduate" with not one iota of the skill and talent that went into the film it shamelessly cribs from. Plot: Hip, trendy TV commercial director sleeps with a lot of women, has problems, wanders around the Bowery, steps over drunks passed out on the sidewalk, has life-changing revelation (he loves his girlfriend), runs around New York City a lot, finds girlfriend, the end. TV Guide's review of this film said that it was made to lose money as a tax-shelter for its investors. That actually makes sense, because seeing how 12th-rate this film is in every conceivable manner, it couldn't possibly have been made with the idea of making money. The "acting" is overwrought and so over the top that it doesn't seem like the actors had any direction at all and just winged it. The score is a cheesy--and as far as I could tell, uncredited--version of "MacArthur Park" that sounds like it was recorded by a Vegas lounge band. The camera-work is awful--fuzzy, often out-of-focus and lingering way too long on headache-inducing close-ups of unattractive lead Peter Kastner--the sound is tinny, even the end credits are so "arty" they're virtually unreadable.

There's one scene near the end of the film when Kastner is trying to stop his girlfriend from leaving on a ship going to Europe, and when he gets to the dock the boat is gone and he shouts to a guard, "Where's the boat?" and the guard replies, "You missed it". That, more than anything else, describes this movie--it misses the boat by a mile.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1971 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

BSアイ・ラブ・ユー See more »

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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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