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That's the Way of the World (1975)

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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Storyline

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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There are two sides to every hit record! See more »

Genres:

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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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

Velour Page: [reading a critic's review] "Miss Page comes off as a walking, talking Kewpie doll carved out of maple sugar candy; too sweet for my taste." Do you know I did everything but crawl into this little faggot's pants?
Coleman Buckmaster: What stopped you?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

See the Light
(uncredited)
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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18 February 2006 | by ShawMiltonBSee all my reviews

I would like to know if anyone know how I can get a copy of the movie, "That's the way of the World". It's been about 30 years since I've seen this movie, and I would like to see it again. Earth Wind & Fire transcend the nation globally with their inspirational music and themes. It was unfortunate that this group didn't take off like their counterparts in the early 70's, but as previously stated, racial tension existed in the United States which prohibited equalized exposure for the African American musical groups. It is good to see that Earth Wind & Fire continuing their success. I would like to add this movie to my collection. Someone please help me if possible. Thank you for your attention. Milton Shaw


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