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Dealing: or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Details

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Years before Coma, , and Twister made him a household name, Michael Crichton co-wrote this amiable drug-oriented comedy, based on a novel Crichton co-authored with his brother Douglas under the pen name Michael Douglas. Peter (Robert F. Lyons) is a shaggy but straightlaced Harvard law student who feels the need for some rebellion in his life (and could use some extra money), so he takes up the offer of mid-level drug dealer John (John Lithgow) to ferry a load of marijuana from California back to Boston. En route, Peter meets Susan (Barbara Hershey), a comely hippie with whom he falls in love. Peter helps Susan avoid a drug bust and she decides to head back to Boston with him, but she finances the trip by arranging to bring back a stash of her own. At the airport, Susan runs afoul of Murphy (Charles Durning), a crooked narcotics cop who steals half the pot and attempts to blackmail her. Dealing featured the screen debut of John Lithgow; Demond Wilson (who later starred in Sanford and Son) and musician Buzzy Linhart alsoappear. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Herbert Kerr
as Emir
Barbara Hershey
as Susan
Robert F. Lyons
as Peter
Charles Durning
as Murphy
Joy Bang
as Sandra
John Lithgow
as John
Ellen Barber
as Annie
Gene Borkan
as Musty
Buzzy Linhart
as Buzzy
Anitra Walsh
as Townie Girl
Tom Harvey
as Captain Fry
Demond Wilson
as Rupert
Paul Williams
as Barry
Charles Durning
as Murphy
Demond Wilson
as Rupert
Paul Williams
as Barry
Tom Harvey
as Captain Fry
John Lithgow
as John
Robert F. Lyons
as Peter
Ellen Barber
as Annie
Buzzy Linhart
as Buzzy
Anitra Walsh
as Townie Girl
Gene Borkan
as Musty
Barbara Hershey
as Susan
Joy Bang
as Sandra
Herbert Kerr
as Emir

Crew

Edward R. Pressman
Producer
David Odell
Screenwriter
Michael Crichton
Book Author
Michael Crichton
Screenwriter
Gene Callahan
Production Designer
Fred Gammon
First Assistant Director
Ken Brooke
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