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Taking Off (1971)

Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

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Milos Forman
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Nominated for 6 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn Carlin ... Lynn Tyne
Buck Henry ... Larry Tyne
Georgia Engel ... Margot
Tony Harvey Tony Harvey ... Tony
Audra Lindley ... Ann Lockston
Paul Benedict ... Ben Lockston
Vincent Schiavelli ... Schiavelli
David Gittler David Gittler ... Jamie
Ike Turner Ike Turner ... Himself (as The Ike and Tina Turner Revue)
Tina Turner ... Herself (as The Ike and Tina Turner Revue)
Linnea Heacock ... Jeannie Tyne
Rae Allen ... Mrs. Divito
Frank Berle Frank Berle ... Committee Man
Philip Bruns ... Policeman (as Phillip Bruns)
Gail Busman Gail Busman ... Nancy Lockston
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Storyline

Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life. Written by Dan Goldwasser <dang+@cmu.edu>

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Selected as an American Entry to the Cannes Film Festival

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

S.P.F.C. See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired by The Beatles song "She's Leaving Home". See more »

Quotes

Schiavelli: [to woman who is taking repeated short puffs on her joint] Hey, lady! Don't cheat!
SPFC member: Who, me?
Schiavelli: Yeah, you!
SPFC member: I have trouble with my windpipe.
Schiavelli: [exasperated] Well just *pass it along*.
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Soundtracks

Lessons in Love
Composed by Catherine Heriza
Performed by Catherine Heriza (uncredited)
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Why has this movie been lost?
9 May 2000 | by clifton jackSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on it's original release and was mightily impressed. I'd previously seen Forman's "The Fireman's Ball" and liked the quirky style that he repeats so well with this one. The tale of the confused parents trying desperately to understand their "wayward" daughter is gently told but is bitingly satirical. I will never forget scenes of the parents attending the seminar on how to smoke a joint and the convention for the parents of fugitive children. So where has this movie gone? I checked out the on line video store here in the UK to find that it was deleted in 92. Great shame, it's a classic.


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