Between the Lines (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Between the Lines (1977)





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Between the Lines was deftly directed by Joan Micklin Silver on a miniature budget. The drama is set in the offices of an "alternative" newspaper, vaguely reminiscent of The Village Voice (where Silver once worked). The large ensemble cast of then-unknowns is headed by John Heard, playing a photojournalist who takes time off from trying to save the world to have a brief affair with Lindsay Crouse. Other employees and hangers-on include Jeff Goldblum, Jill Eikenberry, Bruno Kirby, Lane Smith and Marilu Henner.


John Heard
as Harry Lucas
Jeff Goldblum
as Max Arloft
Lane Smith
as Roy Walsh
Marilu Henner
as Danielle
Ray Barry
as Herbert Fisk
Douglas Kenney
as Doug Henkel
Richard Cox
as Wheeler
Guy Boyd
as Austin
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Critic Reviews for Between the Lines

All Critics (4)

... a film that connects very directly with a vital and apparently spontaneous style, close to films like Next Stop, Greenwich Village, by Paul Mazursky, or even Easy Rider... [Full review in Spanish]

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The film serves more as a showcase for its talented performers (John Heard, Jeff Goldblum, Lindsay Crouse) than as critical view of the underground press or a compelling study of disenchantment among 1960s radicals.

May 1, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Enjoyable film.

December 20, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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