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The All-American Boy (1973)

Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer (played by Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life.

Director:

Charles Eastman

Writer:

Charles Eastman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... Vic Bealer
Nancie Phillips Nancie Phillips ... Connie Swooze
Art Metrano ... Jay David Swooze
Kathy Mahoney Kathy Mahoney ... Shereen Bealer
Carole Androsky Carole Androsky ... Rodine Bealer
Jeanne Cooper ... Nola Bealer
Peggy Cowles Peggy Cowles ... Bett Van Daumee (as Peg Cowles)
Bob Hastings ... Ariel Van Daumee
E.J. Peaker ... Janelle Sharkey
Ned Glass ... Arty Bale
Ray Ballard Ray Ballard ... Ring Announcer
Anne Archer ... Drenna Valentine
Ron Burns Ron Burns ... Larking
Harry Northup ... Parker
Rosalind Cash ... Poppy
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Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer (played by Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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Drama | Sport

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Jim Gavin, former pilot of John F. Kennedy, performed the movie's helicopter piloting duties in Vacaville, California. See more »

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A great gonzo classic!
18 February 2006 | by hobartdrivejackSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful surreal gonzo movie of the early seventies. Why it was ever released is beyond me! John Voight is perfect as the boxer hoping to get to the Olympics from the small town of "Buddyville". The relationship between Voight and his girlfriend is fascinating. Anne Archer is stunning in one of her early roles. Charles Eastman directed his original screenplay which reminds you of the later works of Terence Malick. The ending has a "Days of Heaven" feel to it. I enjoyed the use music in the film especially "Laugh Laugh" by the Beau Brummels. When was the last time you heard the Beau Brummels? The dialog has a "inner" quality to which adds to surrealness of the film. Check this one out you won't be disappointed!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The All-American Boy See more »

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Production Co:

My Shoes, Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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