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Making It (1971)

Phil, a 17-year-old cocky high school student thinks nothing of using the people around him to satisfy his self-centered needs, until someone in his life gets pregnant.

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

Peter Bart, James Leigh (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Appleby Paul Appleby ... Ray
Carol Arthur ... Mrs. Warren
Bob Balaban ... Wilkie
Sherry E. DeBoer ... Debbie (as Sherry Miles)
David Doyle ... Fanning
John Fiedler ... Ames
Pamela Hensley ... Bargirl
Casey King Casey King ... Cafeteria Cashier
Louise Latham ... Mrs. Wilson
Marlyn Mason ... Yvonne
Doro Merande ... Librarian
Denny Miller ... Skeeter
Lawrence Pressman ... Mallory
Maxine Stuart ... Miss Schneider
Kristoffer Tabori ... Phil Fuller
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Storyline

Phil, a 17-year-old cocky high school student thinks nothing of using the people around him to satisfy his self-centered needs, until someone in his life gets pregnant.

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Taglines:

"People are things. Things are to be used." That's the way it is. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Real-life actor siblings Joyce Van Patten and Dick Van Patten were romantically paired in the script (even though they were unrelated within confines of plot), one of few (if only) times a brother/sister acting duo were ever cast as onscreen paramours. One scene even shows them briefly necking. See more »

Soundtracks

The All-American
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
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Doesn't make it.
4 December 2014 | by brefaneSee all my reviews

John Erman's big screen debut explains why he never directed another theatrical release for 2 decades;1990s Stella starring Bette Midler. Making It, a dreadful film, practically dies on screen in the opening scene. The film has no pace, style, tone, atmosphere or rhythm; if feels like a TV sitcom on valium. The main character is played by a young, scrawny, charmless Kris Tabori whose character is merely a set of attitudes rather than a real person. The relationships are notably underdeveloped and unconvincing as are the film's shifts in tone. With a supporting cast made up of clichéd teens and clichéd over 30 failures, the film is neither funny nor dramatically sound. It's an amateurish film on every level. 20th Century Fox should have shelved this one though ultimately they buried it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1971 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Faut se les faire! See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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