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Getting Straight (1970)

Made on the back of Easy Rider (1969) and the anti-Vietnam War campaign, this was one of several “campus movies” that enabled studio executives to look cool and save money on ties.

Elliott Gould – who, after M*A*S*H briefly became a counterculture hero – plays a Vietnam veteran. Resuming his university education, he becomes embroiled in campus politics and involved with fashion victim Candice Bergen.

Harrison Ford makes an early appearance in a film that is very much of its time, though even by today’s standards the sex scenes seem quite steamy.

Harry Bailey
Elliott Gould
Jan
Candice Bergen
Nick
Robert F Lyons
Dr Willhunt
Jeff Corey
Ellis
Max Julien
Dr Kasper
Cecil Kellaway
Vandenburg
Jon Lormer
Lysander
Leonard Stone
Jake
Harrison Ford

Director
Richard Rush