Tropic of Cancer (1970)

Tropic of Cancer




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Henry Miller's novel "Tropic of Cancer" finds the author in Paris in 1970 instead of the 1930s. Miller (Rip Torn) is the Brooklyn expatriate who tries to stay one step ahead of jealous husbands and people he owes money. Drifting from one amoral affair to another, he finally lands a job as a proofreader. Ellen Burtsyn plays Mona. The lugubrious feature is highlighted with full frontal female nudity and a plethora of four letter words, prompting an X rating from the MPAA. The real Henry Miller has … More

Rating: NC-17
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Joseph Strick, Betty Botley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 29, 1993
Paramount Pictures



as Henry Miller

as Van Norden

as Germaine

as Madame Hamilton

as The Princess

as Elsa

as Train Passenger

as Cafe Patron

as Dog Lover

as Boris

as Spectator

as Headmaster
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Full Review… | March 10, 2009
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Exploitation runs all the way down the line.

Full Review… | January 24, 2005

a dirty movie worth watching

Full Review… | February 10, 2002
Q Network Film Desk

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