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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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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 Tyne
... Larry Tyne
... Margot
Tony Harvey ... Tony
... Ann Lockston
... Ben Lockston
... Schiavelli
David Gittler ... Jamie
Ike Turner ... Himself (as The Ike and Tina Turner Revue)
... Herself (as The Ike and Tina Turner Revue)
... Jeannie Tyne
... Mrs. Divito
Frank Berle ... Committee Man
... Policeman (as Phillip Bruns)
Gail Busman ... Nancy Lockston
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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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28 March 1971 (USA)  »

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

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Schiavelli: Any other questions?
Ben Lockston: Uh, yes, uh, I think we all had, uh, drinks with, uh, dinner, uh... dope and, uh, the alcohol... mix?
Schiavelli: Oh, *they'll mix*.
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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

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Ode to a Screw
Composed by Tom Eyen and Peter Cornell
Performed by Mary Jenifer Mitchell (uncredited)
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Funny look at the American way of life
4 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the first Milos Forman's movie in America. It's still got the European style, a very special way to describe the story. Bourgeois parents tries to find why their quiet teenage girl ran away from home. It's a story about the gap of generation, between the straight parents and the hippies children. Forman present a funny and tender look at the youth of America of the early seventies. While the teenage girl is very gentle and quiet, the parents, who are afraid she will take drugs, get drunk and plays strip poker. The movie is now a little bit of a kind of oldie film! Just a take a look at all those typical seventies long hairs boys and girls, the way they dressed. Kinda funny, like seeing teenagers in a Doris Day movie of the fifties. There are lot of very funny sequences of the young girls singing at an audition for a show. We can see young Carly Simon in it. There is also a sequence with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. I like it, even if it's a little bit old today. It's strange to say that, because I was a teenager myself when this film was shot by Forman.


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