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Bill Gunn (screenplay)
Kristin Hunter (novel)
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Release Date:
20 May 1970 (USA) See more »
Watch the landlord get his.
At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Beau Bridges ... Elgar

Lee Grant ... Mrs. Enders
Diana Sands ... Fanny

Pearl Bailey ... Marge

Walter Brooke ... Mr. Enders

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Copee (as Lou Gossett)

Marki Bey ... Lanie

Mel Stewart ... Professor Duboise (as Melvin Stewart)

Susan Anspach ... Susan Enders

Robert Klein ... Peter (as Bob Klein)

Will Mackenzie ... William Jr.
Gretchen Walther ... Doris
Douglas Grant ... Walter Gee
Stanley Greene ... Heywood

Oliver Clark ... Mr. Farcus
Florynce Kennedy ... Enid
Joe Madden ... Grandfather
Grover Dale ... Oscar

Trish Van Devere ... Sally (as Patricia Van Devere)
Lawrence Cook ... Larry (as Larry Cook)

Hector Elizondo ... Hector
John McCurry ... Big John
Lionel G. Wilson ... Number One

Marlene Clark ... Marlene

Gloria Hendry ... Gloria (as Gloria Henry)
Willis Pinkett ... Maitre d'
Hannah Battle ... Laura Ann
Michael Ferguson ... Gene
Bobby V. Garvin ... Ernest
Richard Usher ... Alvin Joe
Chelle C. Mordecai ... Louise
Chris Calloway ... Chris (as Christopher L. Calloway)
Carl Lee ... Carl
Van Kirksey ... Van
Louise Stubbs ... Louise
Tony Major ... Tony
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Diane Kimbrell ... Bonnie Parker (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Ashby 
Writing credits
Bill Gunn (screenplay)

Kristin Hunter (novel)

Produced by
Norman Jewison .... producer
Patrick J. Palmer .... associate producer
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Al Kooper 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis 
Film Editing by
William A. Sawyer 
Edward Warschilka 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
Set Decoration by
John Godfrey 
Costume Design by
Domingo A. Rodriguez 
Makeup Department
Vincent Callaghan .... makeup artist
Harold Melvin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Edward Morey Jr. .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Baker .... second assistant director
Norman I. Cohen .... second assistant director
Terence Nelson .... first assistant director
Art Department
William Chaiken .... chargeman scenic artist
Herbert F. Mulligan .... property master
Eugene Powell .... master scenic artist
Jules Wollock .... chief carpenter
Sound Department
Marvin I. Kosberg .... sound editor
Christopher Newman .... sound
Richard Portman .... sound re-recordist
James Richard .... sound editor (as James A Richard)
Bill Tuck .... sound consultant
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Chapman .... camera operator
Vincent Delaney .... gaffer
Sheldon Lubow .... second assistant camera
Tibor Sands .... first assistant camera
Robert Ward .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Celia Bryant .... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Yvonne T. Stoney .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Don Zimmerman .... editorial consultant
Location Management
Steven P. Skloot .... location manager (as Steven Skloot)
Music Department
Charles Calello .... music supervisor (as Charlie Calello)
Ken Johnson .... music editor
James D. Young .... music editor
Transportation Department
Raymond Hartwick .... transportation captain
Other crew
Hal De Windt .... assistant to producer
Ed Dessisso .... production apprentice (as Edward Dessisso)
Marguerite James .... script supervisor
Tony Maio .... production apprentice
Judy Smith .... secretary to the director
Drake Walker .... production apprentice
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El casero" - Argentina (alternative title), Spain (imdb display title)
"Землевладелец" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A háziúr" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Amor Sem Barreiras" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Amor... sublime amor" - Argentina (imdb display title)
"Der Hausbesitzer" - West Germany
"Il padrone di casa" - Italy
"Le propriétaire" - France
"Mayonaka no seishun" - Japan (imdb display title)
"O Senhorio" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Vuokraisäntä" - Finland
"Wlasciciel" - Poland (imdb display title)
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112 min | 110 min (Turner library print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Sweden:11 | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG (1972)

Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Hal Ashby]bearded hippie/groom in opening shot.See more »
Elgar Winthrop Julius Enders:[being held at gunpoint by Marge] I am the new landlord. And you are disregarding your lease by practicing whatever you're practicing here with these, with these readings. I'll have you thrown out! So if you want to shoot, just go ahead and shoot. That'll be running an illegal business, nonpayment of rent... and manslaughter.See more »
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Referenced in The Oral Generation (1970)See more »
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