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Brand X (1970)

In 1969, Taylor Mead complained to his friend artist Wynn Chamberlain that Andy Warhol had never paid him for any of the work he had done for him and Wynn said he would make a film ... See full synopsis »

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Win Chamberlain

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Win Chamberlain
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Credited cast:
Taylor Mead ... Viewer / President / Minster / Nurse
Sally Kirkland ... Patient / President's Wife
Tally Brown Tally Brown ... Talk Show Hostess
Frank Cavestani ... Doctor
Abbie Hoffman ... Policeman (Lawren Order)
Ultra Violet ... Singer
Susanna Baumgard Susanna Baumgard ... Patient
Candy Darling ... Marlene D-Train
Paul Fagan Paul Fagan ... Surfer
Jane Holzer Jane Holzer ... (as Baby Jane Holzer)
Sam Shepard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Rainer Long
Pat Paulsen ... President
Joe Stevens Joe Stevens
Fran Victor Fran Victor
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In 1969, Taylor Mead complained to his friend artist Wynn Chamberlain that Andy Warhol had never paid him for any of the work he had done for him and Wynn said he would make a film especially for Taylor. Inspired by the banality of 1960's television, Chamberlain wrote and directed Brand X, an 87 minute series of faux television shows spoofing the politics and mass media of the day, complete with commercials for Sex, Sweat, Computer Dating and Peanut Butter. BRAND X follows Taylor Mead through a day in a wacky television studio as he portrays an exercise guru, a talk show host, a veteran returning from the American Civil War, a hospital patient in a soap opera, the President of the United States and a televangelist giving the Nightly Sermon. BRAND X satirizes President Nixon, the Vietnam War, sex, drugs, computers, money and race relations.

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Sam Shepard's movie acting debut. See more »

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Pennies From Heaven
Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Ultra Violet
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1970 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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