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In this counter-culture caper comedy, directed by Alan Myerson (whose work with The Committee and Second City gives the film a quirky sketch comedy freshness), Donald Sutherland plays Veldini, a sad-eyed demolition-derby driver, serving time for larceny. He also possesses a millennial desire to wreck every car manufactured in the United States from 1940 to 1960. After being released from jail, Veldini hatches a scheme to restore an old U.S. World War II amphibian plane to escape conventional society and fly off to a new nonconformist world. Searching for spare parts to complete the restoration, Veldini realizes that a particular electrical circuit is available only at the local Navy base, and he decides to rob the base to steal the circuit. Involved in the caper with him is Iris (Jane Fonda in a burlesque of her performance in Jane Fonda) as a 100-dollar-a-night call girl who is sick of being humiliated; Veldini's kid brother (John Savage); and Eagle (Peter Boyle), a schizophrenic out-of-work circus performer. Standing in the way of Veldini's scheme is Frank Veldini (Howard Hesseman), his older brother and a politically ambitious district attorney. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Iris
Donald Sutherland
as Veldini
Peter Boyle
as Eagle
Garry Goodrow
as Duval
Howard Hesseman
as Frank
John Savage
as The Kid
Lynn Bernay
as Bar Waitress
John Brent
as Tattoo Parlor Man
James Cranna
as Luncheonette Man
Nancy Fish
as Pool Hall Waitress
Ed Greenberg
as Rookie Cop
Larry Hankin
as Garbage Man
Alan Myerson
Jessica Myerson
as Savage Rose
Richard Schaal
as Zoo Official
Ruth Silveira
as Lady Electrician
Howard Storm
as Health Inspector
Roger Bowen
as Fire Commissioner
Mel Stewart
as Black Man in Jail
Morgan Upton
as Police Captain
Mel Stewart
as Black Man in Jail
Larry Hankin
as Garbage Man
Lynn Bernay
as Bar Waitress
Howard Storm
as Health Inspector
James Cranna
as Luncheonette Man
Jessica Myerson
as Savage Rose
John Brent
as Tattoo Parlor Man
Roger Bowen
as Fire Commissioner
Ed Greenberg
as Rookie Cop
Ruth Silveira
as Lady Electrician
Richard Schaal
as Zoo Official
Nancy Fish
as Pool Hall Waitress

Crew

Alan Myerson
Director
Tony Bill
Producer
Donald Sutherland
Producer
Julia Phillips
Producer
Michael Phillips
Producer
Harold Schneider
Producer
David S. Ward
Screenwriter
Laszlo Kovacs
Cinematographer
Stevan Larner
Cinematographer
David Shire
Composer (Music Score)
David Shire
Songwriter
Nick Gravenites
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Gravenites
Songwriter
Paul Butterfield
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Butterfield
Songwriter
Robert Grovenor
Editor
Donn Cambern
Editor
Sheldon Schrager
First Assistant Director
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