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Between the Lines (1977)

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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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Fred Barron (screenplay), Fred Barron (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Heard ... Harry Lucas
Lindsay Crouse ... Abbie
Jeff Goldblum ... Max Arloft
Jill Eikenberry ... Lynn
Bruno Kirby ... David Entwhistle
Gwen Welles ... Laura
Stephen Collins ... Michael
Lewis J. Stadlen Lewis J. Stadlen ... Stanley
Jon Korkes ... Frank
Michael J. Pollard ... The Hawker
Lane Smith ... Roy Walsh
Joe Morton ... Ahmed
Richard Cox ... Wheeler
Marilu Henner ... Danielle
Raymond J. Barry ... Herbert Fisk
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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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Fun, adventure, romance on $75 a week. See more »

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1979 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado de la noticia See more »

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Production Co:

Midwest Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The alternative newspaper of the film is based on the Boston Phoenix. See more »

Quotes

Harry Lucas: We really shook things up, y'know... we didn't change anything.
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You To Me Are Everything
Written by Ken Gold & Michael Denne
Sung by Eric Mercury
Produced by Kenny Vance
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Wonderful Comedy on Ideals & Love & Writing
31 August 2001 | by shark-43See all my reviews

This is a movie very much of it's time. The hippie underground newspaper is in financial trouble and might be bought by a big time publisher. The in-fighting, bickering, jealousies and bed hopping by the young, idealistic staff make up the main, simple plot of the film but the cast and the sharp script make it a pleasure to watch. The film is CHOCK FULL of some of the best, young American actors doing some of their earliest film work: Jeff Goldblum is hystercial as the constantly stoned music critic who is always dead broke, Bruno Kirby (pre-Godfather II, When Harry Met Sally) is almost unrecognizable, pre- L.A. Law Jill Eikenberry, Lindsay Crouse, Joe Morton (Terminator II, Lone Star, City of Hope), a very young pre-TAXI Marilu Henner as a stripper and TV's 7th Heaven, Stephen Collins who plays a real jerk in the film. In fact, there is a scene on a park bench between John Heard and Stephen Collins as two rival writers that is one of the best things I have ever seen about petty jealousy between scribes. Terrific fun.


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