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Harold and Maude Details

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A young man with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life find love in [[Performer~P80067~Hal Ashby~halashby]]'s cult black comedy. Deadpan rich boy Harold ([[Performer~P85967~Bud Cort~budcort]]) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother ([[Performer~P56712~Vivian Pickles~vivianpickles]]), but she keeps planning his brilliant future for him instead. Obsessed with the trappings of death, Harold freaks out his blind dates, modifies his new sports car to look like a mini-hearse, and attends funerals, where he meets the spirited Maude ([[Performer~P92118~Ruth Gordon~ruthgordon]]). An eccentric to the core, Maude lives exactly as she pleases, with avid collecting and nude modeling among her many pursuits. To the disgust of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of Harold's shrink, Harold falls in love with her. As lilting [[Performer~P165214~Cat Stevens~catstevens]] tunes play on the soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1971

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ruth Gordon Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1971 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bud Cort Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1971 Nominee

Cast

Ruth Gordon
as Maude
Bud Cort
as Harold Chasen
Vivian Pickles
as Mrs. Chasen
Cyril Cusack
as Sculptor
Charles Tyner
as Uncle Victor
Ellen Geer
as Sunshine
Eric Christmas
as Priest
Gordon Devol
as Police Officer
Judy Engles
as Candy
Shari Summers
as Edith
Bill Lucking
as Motorcycle Policeman

Crew

Hal Ashby
Director
Charles B. Mulvehill
Producer
Colin Higgins
Producer
Colin Higgins
Screenwriter
John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer
Cat Stevens
Featured Music
Edward Warschilka
Editor
James Cane
Set Designer
William Theiss
Costume Designer
Richard Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Lynn Stalmaster
Casting
Bob Stein
Makeup
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