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Jennifer on My Mind (1971)

Marcus, a nice, rich Jewish boy from New York City, meets and falls in love with Jennifer, a girl from Oyster Bay, while they are both in Venice. He follows her to her home on Long Island ... See full summary »


Noel Black


Roger L. Simon (novel), Erich Segal (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Brandon ... Marcus Rottner
Tippy Walker ... Jennifer Da Silva
Steve Vinovich ... Sigmund Ornstein
Lou Gilbert Lou Gilbert ... Grandpa Max Rottner
Chuck McCann ... Good Samaritan
Peter Bonerz ... Sergei Wasserman
Renée Taylor ... Selma Rottner (as Renee Taylor)
Bruce Kornbluth Bruce Kornbluth ... Larry Dolci
Robert De Niro ... Mardigian, Cab Driver (as Robert DeNiro)
Michael McClanathan ... Hell's Angel #1
Allan F. Nicholls ... Hell's Angel #2 (as Allan Nicholls)
Ralph J. Pinto Ralph J. Pinto ... Hell's Angel #3
Barry Bostwick ... Minstrel #1
Jeff Conaway ... Minstrel #2
Nick Lapadula Nick Lapadula ... Motorcycle Cop


Marcus, a nice, rich Jewish boy from New York City, meets and falls in love with Jennifer, a girl from Oyster Bay, while they are both in Venice. He follows her to her home on Long Island and ultimately to the top of a high-rise on the New Jersey Palisades, where begins a romantic reminiscence, in extended flashbacks, that ultimately leads to tragedy. Written by alfiehitchie

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They're Rich, They're Beautiful, and They Think They're in Love See more »




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Did You Know?


The original cut delivered to United Artists was longer, featuring Kim Hunter in the role of Jennifer's mother. This cut was ruled too arty, disastrous in the eyes of studio barons, so the film was re-cut to ninety minutes. Hunter's role was eliminated. See more »


When Marcus and Sig put Jenny's body in the trunk of the car, the spare tire is not visible. When Marcus opens the trunk to change the flat, not only is the spare clearly visible in the trunk, but Jenny's body is in a different position deeper in the trunk. See more »


Sigmund Ornstein: Marcus! there are people out here.
Marcus Rottner: They don't care. Nobody cares.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown over seemingly unrelated photos of immigrants arriving in America, circa 1890s. See more »


Where the Good Songs Go
Music by Stephen Lawrence (as Stephen J. Lawrence)
Lyrics by Tom Paxton
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A general bummer of post-60s anomie
10 March 2003 | by Eegah GuySee all my reviews

From the writer of LOVE STORY comes another somber slice of downbeat romance as a man looking for love gets mixed up with a selfish and free-spirited blond hippy-chick junkie. It starts with her already dead and we look back on how they met and her mental decline to the inevitable overdose on heroin. The guy hides her body in his piano and then his car trunk until he can figure out a way to get rid of it. There's potential here for some dark humor but it's never really exploited as the film stays on its tragic trajectory to an ending that at least does bring closure to the story. The film has a slow deliberate pace which makes this film really boring because who cares about these people, especially the girl. The best part was an early appearance by Robert De Niro as a high-strung gypsy taxi driver which is about as far removed from Travis Bickle as you can get. See it if you love obscure counterculture cinema of the late 60s/early 70s.

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Release Date:

18 September 1972 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Oyster Bay, New York, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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