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Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)

Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Schwartz (as Douglas N. Schwartz)

Writer:

James Dixon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Charlie
Ron Leibman ... Mike
Janet Margolin ... Betty
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Wilk
David Ketchum David Ketchum ... Mr. Kellogg
Stuart Nisbet ... Dr. Claymore (as Stu Nisbet)
Read Morgan ... Eddie Abruzzi
Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Ashley ... Teenage Driver
Sherry Bain ... Sugar
Paul Barselou Paul Barselou ... Gas Station Operator
Kitty Carl ... Susan
Rhodie Cogan Rhodie Cogan ... Operator's Wife
Ronda Copland Ronda Copland ... Sherry
James Dixon ... Howard
James Driskill James Driskill ... Pickup Truck Driver
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Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism. When the two end up on a long road trip together, they are forced to re-examine their lives and worldviews. Mike may have independence in some ways, but it has come at a price. Charlie, in turn, may feel trapped, but how much of the trap is of his own making? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A couple of cards living it up on credit. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seu Tempo Acabou See more »

Filming Locations:

Marina del Rey, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jennifer Ashley's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Mike: And how are you today, Mrs Wilk?
Mrs. Wilk: You have been unemployed and collecting benefits for the past twelve weeks, haven't you, Mr. Robinson?
Mike: Ye... oo, wait... I didn't know it was that long. I'm sorry. I guess I have.
Mrs. Wilk: Could you tell me what you have done in that time to gain employment?
Mike: Sure. You people have sent me out on, er, various er job interviews. As a matter of fact, I was to one this morning. Not from you people but from some friends of mine who are in the industry...
Mrs. Wilk: Mr. Robinson, you are ...
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References Is There Sex After Death? (1971) See more »

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It's Only Me
by Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter & Perry Botkin Jr.
Sung by Mark Lindsay
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A Bad 70s Movie on a Par with the Unknown Comic; but I Would See it Again for One Reason
18 May 2013 | by Bob_ZerunkelSee all my reviews

I saw this in a small theater in Germany while in the Service. Liebman looked and acted like a porn star. He had the better lines. Bridges was a Caspar Milquetoast character. He let the other characters get him into situations.

I remember just two scenes. One was a scene where Liebman acted outraged because a clerk would not help him. Another reviewer said it was an S&H Green Stamps office. I would have said unemployment office. Liebman stood in a crowded room and berated the clerk. When he finished, the others in the room cheered him. But his speech was dreck. He was wrong in what he wanted. His speech was meant to show that he was the champion of the downtrodden, but it came off very poorly.

The other scene was set in the morning after a party. A gorgeous woman is pulling on her very tight jeans. After that excellent shot, she approaches Bridges, kisses him, and then leaves. Bridges turns to Liebman and asks, "Did I sleep with her?" Liebman replies, "No. Yes. I don't know." Liebman was great in that scene.

I'm off to YouTube to see if they have that scene. She has to be in her 60s now, but I wouldn't mind seeing those jeans again.


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