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Jack Nicholson first put his well-documented enthusiasm for basketball to good use in this film, which he wrote and directed between his roles in Jack Nicholson and Jack Nicholson. William Tepper plays Hector, a student at a college in Ohio who shares a room with his friend Gabriel (Michael Margotta) and is the star player on the school's basketball team. Hector has been approached to quit college and play pro ball, but Gabriel is urging him to devote more time to radical political causes. Of course, both have plenty of other things on their mind; Hector is having a clandestine affair with the wife of one of his professors (Karen Black), while Gabriel, in a bid to beat the draft and avoid going to Vietnam, is trying to convince the draft board that he's insane. Unfortunately, Gabriel is feigning madness so well that he's not so sure he hasn't actually become crazy. Director Henry Jaglom and screenwriter Robert Towne also have supporting roles, as do future sitcom greats Cindy Williams and David Ogden Stiers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

William Tepper
as Hector
Karen Black
as Olive
Michael Margotta
as Gabriel
Bruce Dern
as Coach Bullion
Robert Towne
as Richard
Henry Jaglom
as Conrad
Lynn Bernay
as Dance Instructor
Harry Gittes
as Announcer
David Ogden Stiers
as Pro Owner
Bill Sweek
as Finnegan
Cindy Williams
as Manager's Girl Friend
Jack Nicholson
Charlie Robinson
Mike Warren
as Easly
June Fairchild
as Sylvie
Lynn Bernay
as Dance Instructor
June Fairchild
as Sylvie
Bill Sweek
as Finnegan
Mike Warren
as Easly
Cindy Williams
as Manager's Girl Friend
Harry Gittes
as Announcer
David Ogden Stiers
as Pro Owner

Crew

Jack Nicholson
Director
Jack Nicholson
Producer
Bert Schneider
Producer
Harry Gittes
Producer
Steve Blauner
Producer
Fred Roos
Producer
Jeremy Larner
Book Author
Jeremy Larner
Screenwriter
Jack Nicholson
Screenwriter
Bill Butler
Cinematographer
Gus Arnheim
Featured Music
David Shire
Composer (Music Score)
Louis Hardin
Songwriter
Arthur Freed
Featured Music
Donn Cambern
Editor
Harry Gittes
Art Director
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