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Psych-Out (1968)

“Taste a moment of madness – Listen to the sound of purple”

This movie delved into the psychedelic scene as deaf runaway Jenny Davis (Susan Strasberg) hitches to San Francisco to find missing freaked-out psycho-sibling Steve  (Bruce Dern), who think’s he’s Jesus Christ.

She’s taken under the wing of well-meaning hippie musician Stoney (Jack Nicholson) who gives her a guided tour of the Haight-Ashbury scene in the Summer of Love.

 

As a relic of the flower-power era, this takes some beating – and some watching, too – but Nicholson completists should get a buzz from seeing him as a rock musician and as the film’s romantic lead.

The movie was produced by Dick Clark and features music by The Seeds and Strawberry Alarm Clock.

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Jenny Davis
Susan Strasberg
Dave
Dean Stockwell
Stoney
Jack Nicholson
Steve Davis
Bruce Dern
Ben
Adam Roarke
Elwood
Max Julien
Warren
Henry Jaglom
Pandora
I J Jefferson
Lynn 
Linda G. Scott
Wesley
Tommy Flanders
Preacher
Ken Scott
Greg
Geoffrey Stevens
Arthur 
Robert Kelljan
The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Themselves
The Seeds
Themselves
Jimi Hendrix
Himself

Director
Richard Rush