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Taking Off (film)

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Taking Off (film)

Taking Off
File:Taking Off (film poster).jpg
Directed by Miloš Forman
Written by Jean-Claude Carrière
Miloš Forman
John Guare
Jon Klein
Starring Lynn Carlin
Buck Henry
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 28 March 1971 (NYC)
Running time 93 mins
Country United States
Language English

Taking Off is a 1971 film comedy. It was Czech director Miloš Forman's first American film. It tells the story of a group of parents whose children have run away from home. The parents take the opportunity to rediscover their youth.

It features a number of set pieces, including an open-mic record label audition which is woven throughout the film, featuring a number of female singers (including a young Carly Simon and an acoustic ballad by a then-unknown Kathy Bates) performing old standards, folk ballads, and rock songs; a meeting in which a group of generally middle-class conservative parents are taught how to smoke marijuana; and a raucous game of strip poker played by the adults.

It was written by Forman in collaboration with John Guare, along with Jean-Claude Carriere and John Klein.

Part of the movie also takes place at a Tina Turner concert.



The film won the Grand Prix at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

See also


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
Preceded by
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Grand Prix Spécial du Jury, Cannes
tied with Johnny Got His Gun
Succeeded by
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