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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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The Comedy-Romance of the Year! 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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Production Co:

Midwest Films See more »
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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

The Hawker: All the news behind the news... and some hippie smut.
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References The Girls on the Beach (1965) See more »

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Heat Treatment
Written by Graham Parker
Sung by Graham Parker and The Rumour
courtesy of Photogram Limited
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Underrated when it came out, but prescient and influential to this day.
16 August 2006 | by johnolson184See all my reviews

This note perfect film really must be seen. It is one of the best ensemble pieces ever made.

Viewed as an exercise in character, is is a strong enough . As a comment on its times, it was accurate and prescient. It was once possible to have a newspaper, music, a life that was not co-opted by corporatism.

Some of weaknesses in our culture are manifested in the sell-out, the opportunist, the survivor, the careerist. The real politician who changes political parties out of expedience, even if it means laying down with the dogs, could have stepped out of this picture. The once progressive believer who becomes a lapdog of the powerful was portrayed here.

This movie was too smart and knowing for Hollywood.


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