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Cover Me Babe (1970)

R | | Drama | 1 October 1970 (USA)
Student filmmaker lets nothing stand in the way of his getting a studio contract.

Director:

Noel Black

Writer:

George Wells
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Tony Hall
Sondra Locke ... Melisse
Susanne Benton ... Sybil
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Will (as Robert S. Fields)
Ken Kercheval ... Jerry
Sam Waterston ... Cameraman
Michael Margotta ... Steve
Floyd Mutrux Floyd Mutrux ... Ronnie
Maggie Thrett Maggie Thrett ... Prostitute
Jeff Corey ... Paul
Regis Toomey ... Michael
Mitzi Hoag ... Mother
Franklin Townsend Franklin Townsend ... Transvestite
Mello Alexandria Mello Alexandria ... Male Puppet
Linda Howe Linda Howe ... Female Puppet
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Student filmmaker lets nothing stand in the way of his getting a studio contract.

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He turns the girls on, then turns on his camera. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run Shadow Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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Director Noel Black described making this film as a series of compromises made in order to please 20th Century Fox. Black originally planned to cast a young, unknown Al Pacino as Tony Hall, but this was just one of the things he had to forsake. Black also disagreed with the ethical issues about filmmaking brought up in the script, wanted to change them but couldn't. See more »

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Student filmmaker pushes the boundaries for reality in film
17 November 1998 | by slappy-8See all my reviews

Pretentious slop about a student filmmaker who is so hip that no one "gets" him. Robert Forster plays the student and his performance is limited to smug expressions and wooden stares. I don't blame him, though, since the script is so godawful. The gist of the plot is that Forster's character wants to push the boundaries of realism in films, and while making a new film manipulates his cast and crew to perform unknowingly to his master plan. Actually, it's not a bad idea and anticipates the JERRY SPRINGER SHOW to some degree, but as put together the film plays like a very, very bad student film. This was shown on FXM recently, apparently in an R-rated form. The film was released to theaters as a PG film.


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