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[[Performer~P82691~Peter Boyle~peterboyle]] delivers a strong and raw performance as Joe Curran, a racist factory worker who hates "hippies and niggers." The film deals with New York City advertising executive Bill Compton ([[Performer~P55392~Dennis Patrick~dennispatrick]]), who kills Frank (Patrick McDermott), the junkie lover of his daughter Melissa ([[Performer~P63158~Susan Sarandon~susansarandon]], in her film debut), when she ends up in a mental hospital after suffering an overdose of speed. Stunned by his rage, Bill goes into a bar and comes upon Joe, who discovers the murder and holds Bill in great esteem for his killing of the long-haired drug pusher, congratulating Bill on a job well done. The two begin a class-spanning friendship. When Melissa escapes from the hospital, after finding out that her father killed her boyfriend, Bill and Joe comb Greenwich Village to find her. When they come upon a hippie pot party, the two reactionaries snap, pull out their guns, and go on a killing spree. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Norman Wexler Best Original Screenplay 1970 Nominee

Cast

Peter Boyle
as Joe Curran
Susan Sarandon
as Melissa Compton
Patrick McDermott
as Frank Russo
Audrey Caire
as Joan Compton
K Callan
as Mary Lou Curran
Marlene Warfield
as Bellevue Nurse
Gloria Hoye
as Janine
Patti Caton
as Nancy
Francine Middleton
as Gail
Frank Moon
as Gil Richards
Bob O'Connell
as Man in Bargain Store
Perry Gerwitz
as Hippie on Street
Jenny Paine
as Teeny Bopper
Mary Case
as Teeny Bopper
Patrick O'Neal
as Bartender at Ginger Man
Frank Vitale
as Hippie in Group
Reid Cruickshanks
as American Bartender

Crew

John G. Avildsen
Director
George Manasse
Producer
David Gil
Producer
Norman Wexler
Screenwriter
Henri Decaë
Cinematographer
John G. Avildsen
Cinematographer
Bobby Scott
Composer (Music Score)
Bobby Scott
Musical Direction/Supervision
Danny Meehan
Songwriter
Louis Antzes
Special Effects
Michael Lerner
First Assistant Director
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