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The Ski Bum (1971)

R | | Drama | 1 December 1971 (USA)
A ski instructor tries to teach a bunch of insanely eccentric people how to ski while dealing with everyone wanting his attention. This very 70's film is like a trip without the acid.

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... Johnny
... Samantha
Joseph Mell ... Burt Stone
... Liz Stone
Tedd King ... Maxwell Enderby
Dwight Marfield ... Doctor Walter Graham
Freddie James ... Brad Stone
Lori Shelle ... Lisa Stone
... Roger
Anna Karen ... Golda Lanning
Paul Jabara ... Rocco
... Rod
Don Campbell ... Randy
... Marty (as Noah Keene)
David Chow ... Otto
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A ski instructor tries to teach a bunch of insanely eccentric people how to ski while dealing with everyone wanting his attention. This very 70's film is like a trip without the acid.

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He lives on skis... and off women! See more »

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Point Zero  »

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In 1967 Anatole Litvak was hired to direct. This was a high profile project for producer Joseph E Levine and George Segal remembers meeting writer Romain Gary and his wife Jean Seberg to discuss the role in Paris, but nothing came of it. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »

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The American Metaphysical Circus
Written by Joseph Byrd
Vocal by Dorothy Moscowitz
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rare hippie classic
13 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

A colleague of mine lent me this movie. Apparently he bought it for 99 cents (or something). Based on the cover (hot-tub, two girls in bikinis, guy with mullet haircut) I was somewhat hesitant to watch it. But, it's raining today, so...

First of all, the cover has NOTHING to do with the movie. It is NOT an action movie, despite what the synopsis says. There is NO action, no violence... there is NO GUY WITH A MULLET!

What we DO have, however, is what appears to be a UCLA film student's project (check the end credits). The opening credits were obviously chopped off to make way for the random title "Point Zero" which isn't the title of the movie at all.

If you enjoy late-60's thrown-together stoned-out flicks, you'll probably love this (especially the scene in Aspen where we meet some funny hippie dudes just... hanging loose).

It's no use to tell you what the movie is about in detail, so I'll make it quick: Ski "bum" gets job teaching rich dude's family how to ski and gets wrapped up in shady business transactions. He struggles to maintain his hippie ideals and not sell-out to the man, dig?

Three things: 1) be prepared for some great "echoplex" tape echo effects on the audio while our hero freaks out constantly. 2) check out a very young Jackson Browne playing guitar at the steam-bath party 3) the music in the movie is by Joseph Byrd (of the band "United States of America" which is classic late 60's acid-drenched psyche music - Beatles meets Charles Ives with many electronic gadgets. worth checking out.)

Peace- DJE


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