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That's the Way of the World (1975)

PG | | Drama, Music | June 1975 (USA)
Record executives want a highly-regarded record producer to focus on a white pop act whom they feel has the sound America wants. To keep his creative integrity, Buckmaster carefully begins to fight the system that has made him the respected producer he has become.

Director:

Sig Shore

Writers:

Robert Lipsyte (original story), Robert Lipsyte (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Coleman Buckmaster
Ed Nelson ... Carlton James
Cynthia Bostick ... Velour Page
Bert Parks ... Franklyn Page
Jimmy Boyd ... Gary Page
Michael Dante ... Mike Lemongello
Maurice White ... Early
Earth Wind & Fire ... The Group (as Earth Wind and Fire)
Ron Gorton Ron Gorton ... Warren Barfield
Valerie Shepherd Valerie Shepherd ... Ellen
Herb Downer Herb Downer ... Player (as Herb Towner)
Francesca De Sapio ... Amanda (as Francesca Di Sapio)
Charles McGregor Charles McGregor ... Mantan (as Charles MacGregor)
Fred Versacci Fred Versacci ... Ferrara
Murray Moston Murray Moston ... Buck's Father
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Record executives want a highly-regarded record producer to focus on a white pop act whom they feel has the sound America wants. To keep his creative integrity, Buckmaster carefully begins to fight the system that has made him the respected producer he has become.

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Simple truths for the ways of the world. See more »

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Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shining Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sig Shore Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only movie featuring Harvey Keitel and Bert Parks. See more »

Quotes

Carlton James: We're all going back, folks, to apple pie, and coffee, and home cookin'.
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Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 6 (1999) See more »

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That's the Way of the World
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Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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Was not released nationwide
28 March 2019 | by gr-37414See all my reviews

I remember want to see this movie but it was not released in my city in 1975. Glad to know it's available for purchase albeit pricey. BluRay $109.99 DVD $78.99, Guess who has it. hint? Jeff is his name and he owns this little company you may have heard of.


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