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You're a Big Boy Now (1966)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 July 1967 (UK)
Post-teen virgin moves to New York City, falls for a cold-hearted beauty, then finds true love with a loyal lass.

Writers:

David Benedictus (novel), Francis Ford Coppola (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Hartman ... Barbara Darling
Geraldine Page ... Margery Chanticleer
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Bernard Chanticleer
Rip Torn ... I.H. Chanticleer
Michael Dunn ... Richard Mudd
Tony Bill ... Raef del Grado
Julie Harris ... Miss Thing
Karen Black ... Amy Partlett
Dolph Sweet ... Patrolman Francis Graf
Michael O'Sullivan ... Kurt Dougherty
Ronald Colby ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew (as Ron Colby)
Rufus Harley Rufus Harley ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Frank Simpson Frank Simpson ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Nina Varela ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Len De Carl Len De Carl ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
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Storyline

Bernard Chanticleer's father gives him two simple words of advice: "Grow up." Bernard knows that his first step is to find a girl who's "willing," but he passes up a sure thing, Amy Partlett, for a more elusive goal. Her name is Barbara Darling, an inscrutable go-go dancer. More than a few obstacles keep Bernard from his dream world. There's his doting mother, who mails him locks of her hair and weeps at the thought of her baby as a man; there's a malicious rooster, trained to attack pretty girls, patrolling the halls of his New York City rooming house; and most of all, there's Barbara herself. She turns out to be a man hater, emotionally scarred by the lecherous wooden-legged hypnotherapist who "counseled" her in high school. All in all, Bernard finds himself in an improbable universe with a calculated clumsiness designed to evoke his confusing coming-of-age. Written by alfiehitchie

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The story of a young man who wants some wine, a lot of woman and a few songs. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

You're a Big Boy Now See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Seven Arts Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original novel by David Benedictus chronicles the rites of passage of a young clerk working in London shoe shop. Francis Ford Coppola transposed the story to New York City. See more »

Goofs

Albino therapist's skin coloring was as tanned as that of non-albino patient Barbara Darling; real albinos lack pigmentation, resulting in flesh that looks nearly white. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raef Del Grado: You absolutely must not use the book elevator, Bernard.
Bernard Chanticleer: Who is she?
Raef Del Grado: It's illegal, it's dangerous and it'll only get you to trouble.
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Soundtracks

Peep Show Percussion
Written by John Sebastian (as John B. Sebastian)
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Peter Kastner, 64
23 September 2008 | by wgilliesSee all my reviews

Peter Kastner passed away at the age of 64, of a heart attack in Toronto, Ontario, where he had been living for a few years with second wife Jenny. He had been performing his original songs and playing the guitar and banjo in clubs. He is on You Tube, just type in his name. He will be sadly missed.

Besides his wife, he leaves behind a stepdaughter and 2 grandsons.

There is a Toronto Star obituary that contains a number of untruths about him, and which his wife has corrected in the Toronto Star online.

Mr. Kastner was a very creative person, and at one point was an English teacher & mentor to his students. He was the oldest of four siblings, who have all been creative in some way.


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