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The Steagle (1971)

In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

Director:

Paul Sylbert

Writers:

Irvin Faust (novel), Paul Sylbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Benjamin ... Harold Weiss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chill Wills ... Tall-Guy McCoy
Cloris Leachman ... Rita Weiss
Jean Allison ... Florence Maguire
Suzanne Charny Suzanne Charny ... Marcy
Ivor Francis ... Reverend
Susan Tyrrell ... Louise
Jack Bernardi Jack Bernardi ... Marty Panesh
Susan Kussman Susan Kussman ... Joan
Peter Hobbs ... Dr. Payne
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Max Levine
Frank Christi Frank Christi ... Mr. Forbes
Diane Ladd ... Mrs. Forbes
Harold Reynolds Harold Reynolds ... Dr. Plymile
John Hiestand John Hiestand ... Matt Mahew
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Storyline

In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

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How Long Has It Been Since You Did Something You Always Wanted to Do--But Didn't Dare? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,850,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

AVCO Embassy Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Director Paul Sylbert had the film cut against his will, at the hands of studio head Joseph E. Levine. This experience is accounted in Paul Sylbert's book entitled "Final Cut: The Making and Breaking of a Film". See more »

Goofs

During the night sequence in the desert near Las Vegas "Lawrence of Arabia" is referenced. The events of this film take place in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The film Lawrence of Arabia premiered in America in New York on December 16, 1962. See more »

Connections

References Hell's Angels (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Twistin' the Night Away
Written by Sam Cooke
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Wonderful, unknown film
6 August 2006 | by jooillimSee all my reviews

I remember often seeing this movie on local TV stations when I was a kid, and it has remained a favorite. The story of a daydreaming English Prof who goes on an adventure binge when he believes the world is coming to an end raises all the questions about getting older and settling that have been raised before. But the cold war back drop, Benjamin's nerdy, action starved Professor, and the hilarious Chill Wills as the slightly nuts ex-cowboy actor, make this a real gem. The make out scene at the airport is weird and sets up the tone for this wild, funny, occasionally mystifying flick. This should've been an important film, but it's entirely forgotten.


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