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Rip-Off (1971)

R | | Drama | October 1972 (USA)
Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this ... See full summary »


Donald Shebib


William Fruet


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Scardino ... Mike
Ralph Endersby Ralph Endersby ... Steve
Michael Kukulewich Michael Kukulewich ... Cooly (as Mike Kukulewich)
Peter Gross Peter Gross ... Richie
Hugh Webster Hugh Webster ... Mr. Duncan
Susan Petrie Susan Petrie ... Susan (as Sue Helen Petrie)
Maxine Miller Maxine Miller ... Mrs. Duncan
Alma Matsh Alma Matsh ... Grandma
David Yorston David Yorston ... Math Teacher
August Schellenberg ... Indian #1
Tedde Moore Tedde Moore ... Nancy
Guy Sanvido Guy Sanvido
Petunia Cameron-Swayze Petunia Cameron-Swayze
Buddy Sault Buddy Sault
Ann Lantuk Ann Lantuk


Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away the summer much like they did this past summer. Mike is being pressured by his parents to go to university following graduation from high school, although Mike himself is unsure if that's what he wants to do. Other ideas they discuss are to tour with their band, Arctic Madness, or to start a commune on a five hundred acre parcel of wilderness property outside of Timmins that was deeded to Mike. As the end of the school year approaches and these successive ideas come and fall by the wayside, the four come to a realization of what their future together holds. Written by Huggo

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THEY'VE GOT IT MADE...(well, almost) a rock band, a commune...AND THE GIRLS










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October 1972 (USA) See more »

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Virgin Territory See more »

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Bethesda, Ontario, Canada See more »

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The guys drive to the cabin by themselves, but one of their girlfriends is shown in one scene. See more »

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i thought their band sounded ok
31 August 2018 | by lifesoboringSee all my reviews

Yeah, they could play a little----it looked and sounded like fun----the decrepit house on the piece of property was depressing----they struck me as an average bunch, none of whom was remarkable and was going to do something big in the world---another movie might show a group of kids who make their plan of a commune happen. this movie shows failure and that makes it realistic. they tried to do stuff but they didn't have it. not enough talent for the band, and didn't have the wherewithal to fix up the property. so they left those desires behind, graduated high school, then, who knows what? Each of the friends just goes on and does whatever he does---could be anything. They were only 18 and plenty of 18-year-olds don't have a clear idea of what they should do to make a living and a life. None of these guys did, and that is the point of this movie.

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