(out of 5)

This interesting, grungy little drama captures the frustrations of regular middle-aged folks and their reactions to the hippie movement of the sixties and seventies.  plays an incredibly angry bar patron whose railing against overly liberal youth attracts the attentions of a businessman () whose young daughter ( in her film debut) is also one of the ‘enemy’. The two of them go on a little journey into the world of teenagers, taking advantage of its plus sides while continuing their attitude of disdain, the end result being a tragedy that costs Patrick more than he is willing to sacrifice. Sarandon is fantastic as the naive girl, and though the production is ragged to look at, it features an intelligent screenplay and a strong lead performance by Boyle. The debut directorial effort by John G. Avildsen (Rocky).


USA, 1970

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by John G. Avildsen

Produced by

Music by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nomination
Best Writing (Story and Screenplay–based on factual material or material not previously published or produced) (Norman Wexler)



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