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Greetings (1968)

An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the ... See full summary »

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Brian De Palma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Warden Jonathan Warden ... Paul Shaw
Robert De Niro ... Jon Rubin
Gerrit Graham ... Lloyd Clay
Richard Hamilton Richard Hamilton ... Pop Artist
Megan McCormick Megan McCormick ... Marina
Tina Hirsch Tina Hirsch ... Tina (as Bettina Kugel)
Jack Cowley Jack Cowley ... Fashion Photographer
Jane Lee Salmons Jane Lee Salmons ... Model
Ashley Oliver Ashley Oliver ... Bronx Secretary
Melvin Morgulis Melvin Morgulis ... 'Rat' Vendor
Cynthia Peltz Cynthia Peltz ... Divorcee
Peter Maloney ... Earl Roberts
Rutanya Alda ... Linda (Shoplifter) (as Ruth Alda)
Ted Lescault Ted Lescault ... Bookstore Manager
Mona Feit Mona Feit ... Mystic
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Storyline

An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur filmmaking. Written by Philip Brubaker <phil@intrex.net>

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Don't Miss This Year's Miracle on 34th Street!

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciao America See more »

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Budget:

$39,000 (estimated)
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West End Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Brian De Palma and Robert De Niro worked together on this movie, Hi, Mom! (1970), and The Untouchables (1987). See more »

Quotes

Jon Rubin: You've heard of 'Pop Art' right? Well this is 'Peep Art'.
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DVD editions delete copyright info under the title during opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in La tarea (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

So Loose and So Slow
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Performed by The Children of Paradise
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Uneven but fascinating 60s satire. Worth a look.
20 May 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Brian De Palma these days isn't generally associated with comedy, but this is from his counter culture period, when subversive put ons were his metier (see also 'get To Know Your Rabbit'). Three hipsters (Robert De Niro, cult figure Gerrit Graham and unknown Jonathan Warden, all good) try and dodge the draft, and romp through a near plotless series of odd scenes involving their private obsessions, mainly JFK's assassination and voyeurism. The mood is somewhere between Richard Lester and Jean Luc Godard. While it's great to see De Niro in an early comedic role, the stand out performance for me is by Graham, who shows the chops he would use in his subsequent long and varied career ('Demon Seed', 'Used Cars', Bud the Chud). The supporting cast also includes the hugely underrated Allen Garfield ('The Conversation', 'The Stunt Man') in a memorable sequence opposite De Niro.

'Greetings' is uneven, and dated in some ways, but has enough invention and genuine laughs to make it worth the rental. Now, if only I can find the sequel...


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