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T.R. Baskin (1971)

GP | | Drama | 20 May 1972 (Japan)
An enthusiastic young woman runs away to Chicago to start a new life. She is soon confronted with the emotional coldness of the big city, and has to search for her place in the scheme of things.

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Credited cast:
... T. R. Baskin
... Jack Mitchell
... Larry Moore
... Dayle
Erin O'Reilly ... Kathy
Jane Alderman ... Marsha
Joyce Mandel ... Linda
Fawne Harriman ... Alice
Hope Hommersand ... Eilene
... Interviewer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Crittenden ... Receptionist
Tom Erhart ... Landlord
Pamela Hoffman ... Receptionist
James Kodl ... Doorman
Sandy Lipton ... Saleslady
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An enthusiastic young woman runs away to Chicago to start a new life. She is soon confronted with the emotional coldness of the big city, and has to search for her place in the scheme of things.

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Dear Mom & Dad, Have gone to Chicago to seek fame and fortune. Don't wait up. - Love, T.R.

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A Date with a Lonely Girl  »

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Jack Mitchell (Peter Boyle) works for a fictional company called Con-Amalgamate. Con-Amalgamate appeared in later films written by Peter Hyams. In Capricorn One (1978), Con-Amalgamate is the company whose "made-in-America screw-up" is allegedly responsible for the astronauts being grounded under false pretenses. In Outland (1981), Con-Amalgamate is the corporation that is mining the Jupiter moon Io. Ironically, Peter Boyle also stars in Outland (1981) as the corporate head of Io's branch of the corrupt Con-Amalgamate company. See more »

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A true sleeper
13 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw T. R. BASKIN at the cinema in Colorado when I was a college student several times. I recommended it to everyone. I thought it was on a par with FIVE EASY PIECES or THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. I don't think Candace Bergen was ever better and (the now late) Peter Boyle was great as was James Caan. Many years later in New York I had the opportunity to tell Candace Bergen how much I liked that film and she said, "Oh, they hated it. They all hated it." I thought it was very well written, with many very funny and clever lines. There is a heartbreaking misunderstanding in it that makes for fine drama. I recall it had a subtle touching depth to it and I would love to see it again all these years later to see how it holds up.


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