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Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)

Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Schwartz (as Douglas N. Schwartz)

Writer:

James Dixon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Charlie
Ron Leibman ... Mike
Janet Margolin ... Betty
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Wilk
David Ketchum ... Mr. Kellogg
Stuart Nisbet ... Dr. Claymore (as Stu Nisbet)
Read Morgan ... Eddie Abruzzi
Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Ashley ... Teenage Driver
Sherry Bain ... Sugar
Paul Barselou Paul Barselou ... Gas Station Operator
Kitty Carl ... Susan
Rhodie Cogan Rhodie Cogan ... Operator's Wife
Ronda Copland Ronda Copland ... Sherry
James Dixon ... Howard
James Driskill James Driskill ... Pickup Truck Driver
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Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism. When the two end up on a long road trip together, they are forced to re-examine their lives and worldviews. Mike may have independence in some ways, but it has come at a price. Charlie, in turn, may feel trapped, but how much of the trap is of his own making? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Jennifer Ashley's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Mike: And how are you today, Mrs Wilk?
Mrs. Wilk: You have been unemployed and collecting benefits for the past twelve weeks, haven't you, Mr. Robinson?
Mike: Ye... oo, wait... I didn't know it was that long. I'm sorry. I guess I have.
Mrs. Wilk: Could you tell me what you have done in that time to gain employment?
Mike: Sure. You people have sent me out on, er, various er job interviews. As a matter of fact, I was to one this morning. Not from you people but from some friends of mine who are in the industry...
Mrs. Wilk: Mr. Robinson, you are a ...
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Connections

References Is There Sex After Death? (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Get a Hold of Yourself
by Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter & Perry Botkin Jr.
Sung by Mark Lindsay
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Not Five Easy Pieces or Easy Rider, but Worthwhile
22 July 2018 | by arthur_taferoSee all my reviews

This is not a major studio film, and it is not in the same category for production values as Five Easy Pieces or Easy Rider. But, the movie has similar undertones found in both of those major films. Beau Bridges and Ron Pearlman do a very respectable job in a buddy road movie. This is sometimes a difficult genre to get right, but they managed to get it right. Janet Margolin, however, was the weakest main actor in the film, as Charlie's fiancee.

This is not an out and out comedy; it is more of a melodrama with a lot of comedy relief. The questions posed in the film are quite realistic, and may be a little too close to home for some viewers. A highly watchable film that is more than just a silly road trip movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seu Tempo Acabou See more »

Filming Locations:

Marina del Rey, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$75,250
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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