Hi, Mom! (1970)

Hi, Mom!


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Jon Rubin (Robert De Niro) id the former Viet Nam veteran who aspired to become a high class pornographer. He sets up in a seedy apartment across from the offices of Joe Banner (Allen Garfield) to impress the erotic filmmmaker with his talents. Jon finds his efforts to film the amorous adventures hampered by a sequence of bad luck, and eventually takes a job as a actor portraying a policeman. Banner takes Jon under his wing to give the young photographer the benefit of his experience. They … More

Rating: R
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Hirsch, Brian DePalma
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 7, 2004



as Jon Rubin

as Superintendent

as Judy Bishop

as Joe Banner

as Jeannie Mitchell

as Superintendent

as Pervert in Theater

as Playboy

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as Pharmacist

as Co-op Neighbor

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as "Be Black, Baby" Tr...

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as Audience Member

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as Gerrit Wood
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Critic Reviews for Hi, Mom!

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Now considered valued mostly as a relic.

Full Review… | May 31, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Brian De Palma's joke, in its manifold aspects, roasts the counterculture's naďveté regarding cinema as "truth 24 frames per second"

Full Review… | February 12, 2010

Sort of a sequel to De Palma's Greetings: De Niro plays a Vietnam vet who attempts to pursue a "Peeping Tom" art career with a new kind of porn film.

Full Review… | December 5, 2006

Audience Reviews for Hi, Mom!


This movie is more of a documentary about radical New York film and theatre groups in 1970. It's really uneven and all over the place, and the end doesn't make any sense. Overall, it's interesting, but not a good movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

My guess is it's a 'you'll get it or you won't' kind of movie. Personally I found it a pleasantly surprising quirky film and the title of course reveals itself toward the end.

Some quite controversial issues rise and as regards to storytelling, this is not such a straight forward film in the usual sense, in fact in many ways it's quite arty.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Continuing the hilarious scenario fro Greetings, this is an even better film with a lot more direction and better acting. Robert De Niro continues to dominate the screen as Jon Rubin, the suave peeping tom/porn film-maker. His sense of humor and deranged sincerity is like no other actor. He tries to go professional after coming back from Vietnam, where he found himself at the end of the previous film. This has an extreme sense cultural relevance of the late 60s-early 70s, dealing with the hippie culture, the end of the civil rights movement, etc. Itâ??s just so full of life that you canâ??t help but admire Brian De Palma for shooting reality. While some might say itâ??s a black comedy, I feel that itâ??s just as much an accurate reflection of New York at the time.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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