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You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (1971)

This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

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Peter Locke

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Peter Locke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zalman King ... Carter Fields
Allen Garfield ... Herby Moss
Suzette Green Suzette Green ... Susan
Richard Pryor ... Wino
Robert Downey Sr. ... Head of Ad Agency
Liz Torres ... Singer in Men's Room
Roz Kelly ... Girl in Park
Karen Ludwig ... Erica
Billy Cunningham Billy Cunningham ... Fat Lady
Ruth Locke Ruth Locke ... Carter's Mother
Daisy Locke Daisy Locke ... Old Woman
Stan Gottlieb Stan Gottlieb ... Fellestrio
Peter Locke ... Shoe Thief / Purse Snatcher
Chick Kozloff Chick Kozloff ... Mooner
Michael Sullivan Michael Sullivan ... Man on Toilet
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This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The soundtrack to this film was written and performed by Walter Becker, Donald Fagan, and Denny Diaz. Becker and Fagan would eventually become the leaders of one of the most successful and lauded groups of the era, Steely Dan. Diaz was also a part of the Steely Dan family, first as a regular member of the group and later as one of the many session players utilized after Steely Dan quit touring and became primarily a studio group. See more »


Soundtracks

Roll Back the Meaning
Written by Walter Becker, Donald Fagen and Denny Diaz
Performed by Steely Dan
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