You're a Big Boy Now

You're a Big Boy Now

Elizabeth Hartman
Director: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Elizabeth Hartman
Elizabeth Hartman
, Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
, Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Francis Ford Coppola

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Overview

This cult favorite began as Francis Ford Coppola's UCLA thesis, ending up with a professional cast and nationwide release. Teen Peter Kastner undergoes his coming-of-age rites when, urged on by dad Rip Torn, he strikes out on own and moves to NYC. Every person Kastner meets is an eccentric's eccentric, from landlady Julie Harris to cop Dolph Sweet. Kastner's new friend Tony Bill, who works at the New York Public Library and accumulates pornography on side, introduces the boy to sex and drugs. Our hero truly matriculates to manhood after his heart is broken by disco dancer Elizabeth Hartman; he settles instead for Karen Black, still enough of an unknown quantity in 1966 to play against type as "the right girl." Adapted from a novel by David Benedictus, Big Boy is afflicted with usual youthful film-class fervor, crammed full of showoffish cinematic tricks that Coppola would eventually outgrow. But one can't deny that this seminal production is both heartfelt and energetic. To improve the film's saleability, distributors Seven Arts tacked on a music score by the Lovin' Spoonful, hardly necessary but very enjoyable appendange.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
UPC: 0883316277669
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 34,035

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Hartman Barbara Darling
Geraldine Page Margery Chanticleer
Julie Harris Miss Thing
Peter Kastner Bernard Chanticleer
Rip Torn I.H. Chanticleer
Michael Dunn Richard Mudd
Tony Bill Raef
Karen Black Amy
Dolph Sweet Francis Graf, policeman
Michael O'Sullivan Kurt Dougherty
Ronald Colby Actor
Frank Simpson Actor

Technical Credits
Francis Ford Coppola Director,Screenwriter
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
Aram Avakian Editor
Phil Feldman Producer
Vassilis Fotopoulos Art Director
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Bob Philippe Makeup
Robert Prince Score Composer
Robert Tucker Choreography

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