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Up the Sandbox (1972)

A bored housewife takes refuge in a fantasy world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Margaret Reynolds
... Paul Reynolds
Ariane Heller ... Elizabeth Reynolds
Terry Smith ... Peter
Gary Smith ... Peter
Jane Hoffman ... Mrs. Koerner
John C. Becher ... Mr. Koerner
Jacobo Morales ... Fidel Castro
... Dr. Beineke
... Dr. Keglin (as George Irving)
Pearl Shear ... Aunt Till
... Vinnie
Joseph Bova ... John
... Betty
Marilyn Curtis ... Judy
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A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange transformations, and joining terrorists to plant explosives in the Statue of Liberty. Written by Anonymous

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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First cinema movie that Barbra Streisand made with her then new production company "First Artists" which she formed with Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Sidney Poitier. See more »

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Mrs. Koerner: There's plenty of room around here for the right kind of people.
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Most of the opening titles are shown over a close-up shot of an infant's buttocks. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Barbra Streisand (1988) See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Heard at the merry-go-round
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"If this is what it's like to be a mother, I turn in my ovaries!"
16 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Low-keyed, but nevertheless wicked and funny comedy-drama that sneaks up on you. Barbra Streisand, in terrific comic form, plays a stressed-out, unsatisfied New York housewife afraid of telling her brilliant husband she's pregnant for the third time. The film is made up of her many daydreams, some of which are hilarious (the bit where she enlarges her breasts at a party) and some that meander without much point (the assault on the Statue of Liberty). Nevertheless, Barbra's lovely and is completely at ease in this non-flashy role, just as content to sit and listen to her girlfriends bitch in the park as she is telling off Fidel Castro at a political rally. David Selby is nicely understated as Barbra's husband and Jane Hoffman is a hoot as her meddling mother. I have many favorite lines from this film, but you rent "Up The Sandbox" and discover them for yourself. A minor treat. *** from ****


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