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Between the Lines (1977)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Lucas
... Abbie
... Max Arloft
... Lynn
... David Entwhistle
... Laura
... Michael
Lewis J. Stadlen ... Stanley
... Frank
... The Hawker
... Roy Walsh
... Ahmed
... Wheeler
... Danielle
... 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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22 January 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Al otro lado de la noticia  »

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After Jeff Goldblum's character Max Arloftt is done discussing The Beatles' song Blackbird, a snippet of the song plays as the scene fades out. See more »

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Harry Lucas: [after Max passes gas while they're driving in Harry's car] Did something just die in here?
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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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Disjointed comedy with some nice scenes
16 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Between the Lines" works far better as a document of its time than as a comedy or drama. The interactions between the characters are what's best here, while the actual "plot" gets lost somewhere between maybe too many characters and too many side plots which do nothing but make the whole thing feel a bit disjointed. It's characteristic of the movie that the funniest scene (about a wannabe conceptual artist) comes out of nowhere and leads to nothing, a complete non sequitur. You might think that in a story about a newspaper there would be ample opportunity for a good plot, but very little of this potential is actually used.

Recommended for the nice performances and overall atmosphere, which I liked, but don't expect anything particularly gripping or hilarious.


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