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The Point (1971)

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A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio (Mike Lookinland), who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.

Director:

Fred Wolf

Writers:

Harry Nilsson (story), Carole Beers (story) (as Carole A. Beers) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ringo Starr ... Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice)
Paul Frees ... Oblio's Father / Pointed Man's Right Head / King / Leaf Man / Villagers (voice)
Lennie Weinrib ... Count (voice) (as Lenny Weinrib)
Bill Martin ... Rock Man (voice)
Buddy Foster ... Count's Son (voice)
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Oblio's Mother (voice)
Mike Lookinland ... Oblio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Barzman Alan Barzman ... Narrator / Father (second telecast)
Dustin Hoffman ... Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
Alan Thicke ... Narrator / Father (third telecast)
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Storyline

An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed, except for a young boy named Oblio (Mike Lookinland). Despite his round head, Oblio has many friends. But an evil Count (Lennie Weinrib), jealous that Oblio is more popular than his own son (Buddy Foster), says that without a pointed head, Oblio is an outlaw. Along with his faithful dog Arrow, Oblio is exiled to the Pointless Forest. There, he has many fantastic experiences (including encounters with a three-headed man, giant bees, a tree in the leaf-selling business (Paul Frees), and a good-humored old rock (Bill Martin)). From his adventures, Oblio learns that it is not at all necessary to be pointed to have a point in life. Music composed and performed by Harry Nilsson ("Me and My Arrow"), who also wrote the story. Written by alfiehitchie

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although Sir Ringo Starr narrates the movie, Harry Nilsson narrated the original soundtrack album. Fun fact: the soundtrack to this movie was released by RCA Records. On the cover of this album, Nipper, the RCA dog, has a pointed head. See more »

Alternate Versions

The TV version features a narration by Dustin Hoffman; the Video Tape and Laser Disc releases are narrated by Ringo Starr. See more »


Soundtracks

Everything's Got 'Em
Written and Sung by Harry Nilsson
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1 October 2005 | by addismewhatSee all my reviews

I was twelve when I saw this movie and was feeling very out of place, not fitting in with the other kids.

I was amazed to see such a wonderful story of hope. It made me feel so good to know others felt like I did.

This movie had a profound impact on me.

If you or your child is feeling detached, out of place, I can think of no happier way to show them they are not alone then to introduce this movie to them.

Why this treasure is so under circulated is disappointing, but kind of poignant to its message.

I must add the very end of the story did leave me feeling confused, but the power of the message overpowered this flaw.


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