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Between the Lines (1977)

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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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Fred Barron (screenplay), Fred Barron (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Heard ... Harry Lucas
Lindsay Crouse ... Abbie
Jeff Goldblum ... Max Arloft
Jill Eikenberry ... Lynn
Bruno Kirby ... David Entwhistle
Gwen Welles ... Laura
Stephen Collins ... Michael
Lewis J. Stadlen Lewis J. Stadlen ... Stanley
Jon Korkes ... Frank
Michael J. Pollard ... The Hawker
Lane Smith ... Roy Walsh
Joe Morton ... Ahmed
Richard Cox ... Wheeler
Marilu Henner ... Danielle
Raymond J. Barry ... Herbert Fisk
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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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Fun, adventure, romance on $75 a week. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1979 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado de la noticia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,383
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Midwest Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The alternative newspaper of the film is based on the Boston Phoenix. See more »

Quotes

Harry Lucas: [after Max passes gas while they're driving in Harry's car] Did something just die in here?
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Crazy Credits

Max and Doug's conversation continues into the early end credits. See more »

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References Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) See more »

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Love Is On Our Side
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A Great Ensemble cast in a 1970's Period Piece from Joan Micklin Silver
1 June 2009 | by videodiscountersSee all my reviews

Joan Micklin Silver's ensemble masterpiece is watchable again and again! This is one of those rare films for which we can name 10 cast members. It captures the fading press counterculture of the late 60's and 70's in a memorable way. If you see it more than a few times, you will enjoy blurting out lines of dialog right before they are spoken... i.e. "some say 'whither rock 'n roll?...not at my house--I don't have the room" from Jeff Goldblum.

I'll wait a year or two, then watch it again. It's a 'cult' movie--at least with some friends I know-- along the lines of "Head Over Heels" a.k.a. "Chilly Scenes of Winter" another gem from Joan Micklin Silver.


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