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The Sporting Club (1971)

The new groundskeeper at the Centennial Sporting Club decides to do something about the very odd goings-on there.

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

Thomas McGuane (novel), Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Vernur Stanton
Nicolas Coster ... James Quinn
Margaret Blye ... Janey
Jack Warden ... Earl Olive
Richard Dysart ... Spengler
William Roerick William Roerick ... Fortesque
Logan Ramsey ... Scott
Leon B. Stevens Leon B. Stevens ... Olds
John Seymour John Seymour ... Newcombe
Helen Craig Helen Craig ... Mrs. Olds
Diane Rousseau Diane Rousseau ... Barbara
Lois Markle Lois Markle ... Sheilah
James Noble ... Canon Pritchard
Ralph Puroum Ralph Puroum ... Murray
Ralph Waite ... Olson
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The new groundskeeper at the Centennial Sporting Club decides to do something about the very odd goings-on there.

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The trout season begins in May. The deer season begins in September. Today it's open season for people! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Trivia

Larry Peerce wanted Jack Nicholson for the role of Stanton. See more »

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Referenced in No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) See more »

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Great film, Blair plays Barby, one of her first official role
12 May 2003 | by lbworshiperSee all my reviews

An obnoxious, bloody, exploitative attempt at social relevancy which sees a group of rich folk traveling to a getaway in northern Michigan. Here all the sick decadence of the group surfaces in the space of a weekend. Orgies, killings, and other gross happenings are paraded before the camera.

Linda Blair plays the character Barby here, she is only a child but she got the eyes of the an angel and the voice of a goddess. She play the party very well. Nobody would know that this little child will have the part in one legendary horror film named The Exorcist after this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1971 (USA) See more »

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Lorimar Productions See more »
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