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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.

Writers:

Fred Barron (screenplay), Fred Barron (story) | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Abbie: You don't want to write. You want to find an excuse not to, and I'll just be one more thing to blame if you don't.
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Crazy Credits

Max and Doug's conversation continues into the early end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Girls on the Beach (1965) See more »

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Fannie Mae
Written by Waymon Glasco, Clarence Lewis & Morris Levy
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A Great Ensemble cast in a 1970's Period Piece from Joan Micklin Silver
1 June 2009 | by videodiscountersSee all my reviews

Joan Micklin Silver's ensemble masterpiece is watchable again and again! This is one of those rare films for which we can name 10 cast members. It captures the fading press counterculture of the late 60's and 70's in a memorable way. If you see it more than a few times, you will enjoy blurting out lines of dialog right before they are spoken... i.e. "some say 'whither rock 'n roll?...not at my house--I don't have the room" from Jeff Goldblum.

I'll wait a year or two, then watch it again. It's a 'cult' movie--at least with some friends I know-- along the lines of "Head Over Heels" a.k.a. "Chilly Scenes of Winter" another gem from Joan Micklin Silver.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1979 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Between the Lines See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,383
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Production Co:

Midwest Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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