Psych-Out (1968)





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Dick Clark produced this late-1960s saga of a deaf runaway who comes to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury in search of her missing brother. Appearances by the Seeds and Strawberry Alarm Clock are featured.
NR (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Classics , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Mystery & Suspense
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Susan Strasberg
as Jenny Davis
Bruce Dern
as Steve Davis
Max Julien
as Elwood
Henry Jaglom
as Warren
Bob Kelljan
as Arthur
I.J. Jefferson
as Pandora
Ken Scott
as Preacher
Garry Marshall
as Plainclothesman
Gary K. Marshall
as Plainclothesman
Susan Bushman
as Little Girl
Madgel Dean
as Mother
William C. Gerrity
as Little Boy
Gary Kent
as Thugs' Leader
Beatriz Monteil
as Landlady
Dave Morick
as Stuntman
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[Director Richard] Rush appreciates the energy and the idealism of the culture at its best while acknowledging contradictions in the individuals within.

Full Review… | March 14, 2015
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Richard Rush's inventive camera revels in all countercultural fauna and flora

Full Review… | September 30, 2011

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August 20, 2005

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This is an excellent psychedelic drama movie, it's very exciting, and it has a great cast. It's a great movie, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

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Above average drama about San Franscico hippie life seen through the eyes of deaf Susan Strasberg, who arrives looking for her missing brother. Producer Dick Clark, yes of American Bandstand fame and numerous New Years Eve broadcasts, produced this pseudo-hippy flick. How was he ever to know what a anti-establishment person was? Yet, he made this film about them. Dick Clark was the ultimate ESTABLISHMENT figure during the Sixties and beyond. Please, give us a break. Adventures depict the world of a lost band experimenting with drugs and the supporting cast is pretty good all the way around. Jack Nicholson makes an appearance in this film too. Flawed by melodramatic ending but still good. Worth watching once, if nothing else but for the retro clothing. Starring: Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Adam Roarke, Max Julien, Bob Kelljan, Henry Jaglom, Barbara London, Tommy Flanders, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Gary Marshall, Ken Scott, Linda Scott, John 'Bud' Cardos, Gary Kent, Dave Morick, I.J. Jefferson, Beatriz Monteil Director: Richard Rush Producer: Dick Clark Note-worthy, Clark was of American Bandstand, host.

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

how can you not love this? a spaced-out trip filmed on location by laszlo kovacs during the height of the haight-ashbury scene in full psychedelic color, starring a young ponytailed, bass-playing Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Susan Strasberg and Dean Stockwell, all produced by Dick Clark himself, and the music! Once again, Jack Nicholson shows off his flair for perfectly capturing the essence of modern culture on film. Experience the true hippie scene as the wildness it truly was.

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Jonathan H

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