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James Kunen (novel)
Israel Horovitz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 June 1970 (France) See more »
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Bruce Davison ... Simon

Kim Darby ... Linda

Bud Cort ... Elliot - Coxswain

Murray MacLeod ... George
Tom Foral ... Coach

Bob Balaban ... Elliot - Organizer

Michael Margotta ... Swatch
Israel Horovitz ... Dr. Benton
James Kunen ... Chairman

Jeannie Berlin ... Girl with Clipboard
Carol Bagdasarian ... Girl on Telephone
Jon Hill ... Student

Jess Walton ... Student

Andrew Parks ... Student
Kristin Van Buren ... Girl in Filing Room

Booker Bradshaw ... Lucas
Drew Eshelman ... Tim

Greta Pope ... Song Leader
Danny Goldman ... Charlie
Kristina Holland ... Irma

David Dukes ... Student Guard
Ed Greenberg ... Bearded Leader
Kertia Thomas ... Student Speaker
Debbie Muller ... Student Speaker
Bruce Neckels ... Student Speaker
Larry Canaga ... Guerilla Theatre Troupe
Justin Christopher ... Guerilla Theatre Troupe
Diana Henrichsen ... Guerilla Theatre Troupe (as Diann Henrichsen)
Robin Menken ... Guerilla Theatre Troupe
Christopher Pray ... Guerilla Theatre Troupe
John R. Pray ... Guerilla Theatre Troupe

Paul Willson ... Guerilla Theatre Troupe

James Coco ... Grocer

Eddra Gale ... Dean's Secretary
Henry Leff ... Police Inspector

Bert Remsen ... Policeman at Gate
Joe Quinn ... Professor
Pat May ... Red Mountain Jug Band
Bill Boelk ... Red Mountain Jug Band
Randy Thornally ... Red Mountain Jug Band
Pat Rooney ... Red Mountain Jug Band
Jack Schmidt ... University President
King Moody ... TV Newscaster
Bill Striglos ... TV Technician
Joseph Reale ... Jock
Nancy Burnett ... Woman
Margo Winkler ... Woman
Ruth Silveira ... Woman
Julie Payne ... Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Erick Vinther ... Student Dissadent (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Hagmann 
Writing credits
James Kunen (novel "The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary")

Israel Horovitz (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
Original Music by
Ian Freebairn-Smith 
Cinematography by
Ralph Woolsey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marjorie Fowler  (as Marje Fowler)
Roger J. Roth 
Fredric Steinkamp 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
George W. Davis 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
Charles Pierce  (as Chuck Pierce)
Makeup Department
Jerry Cash .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Faith Schmehr .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
John W. Rogers .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Robert Crosby .... boom operator (uncredited)
William Manooch .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
J.D. Day .... visual effects (uncredited)
Clifford C. Coleman .... action coordinator (as Cliff Coleman)
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Russ Dodson .... stunts (uncredited)
Peaches Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael D. Margulies .... camera operator (as Mike Margulies)
Bill Bates .... grip (uncredited)
Lloyd Isbell .... grip (uncredited)
George Lasher .... gaffer (uncredited)
John Leishman .... grip (uncredited)
Leo Monlon .... grip (uncredited)
Roger L. Smith .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lee Sparkin .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman A. Burza .... costumer (uncredited)
Ricky Roberts .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Blake Jones .... colorist (home video) (uncredited)
Other crew
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist (uncredited)
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blutige Erdbeeren" - Austria, East Germany, West Germany
"Las fresas de la amargura" - Uruguay (imdb display title), Venezuela
"Morangos Amargos" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"Земляничное заявление" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Aarbeien en bloed" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Blod og jordbær" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Bloedige aardbeien [sic! ]" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Des fraises et du sang" - France
"Eper és vér" - Hungary
"Fragole e sangue" - Italy
"Fraoules kai aima" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Fresas y sangre" - Spain
"Ichigo hakusho" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Mansikoita ja verta" - Finland
"O jagodama i krvi" - Serbia (imdb display title)
"Smultron och blod" - Finland (Swedish title)
"Truskawkowe oswiadczenie" - Poland (imdb display title)
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109 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Spain:18 | USA:R (certificate #22385) | West Germany:18 | West Germany:12 | West Germany:16 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Originally the film was to be shot on Columbia University's campus. However, Columbia withdrew their offer and the crew moved to Berkeley instead. The book had not gained notoriety yet and Berkeley was more or less in the dark about the content of the film and what events the director would be staging on the campus. This explains the tongue-in-cheek statement that appears before the opening credits thanking an "anonymous locale" and noting "other cities refused to cooperate".See more »
Factual errors: Coxswains don't say "stroke". The stroke of the boat (the rower in front of the coxswain) is responsible for maintaining the stroke rate.See more »
Girl in Filing Room:[after exposing her breasts to Simon] Did you know Lenin loved women with big breasts?See more »
Long Time GoneSee more »


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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A dated movie which still stirs us deeply, 29 January 2008
Author: dbdumonteil

Those were the days.1968 had happened and the times they were changing.

A girl: "why didn't we protest before?

another girl: "we did not know."

"That time long ago when we thought our youth was eternal and the rebels were fighting in the mountains "

The story of a twenty-year old young man who worked hard to go to college and then discovers that the world he wants to get into is worthless.Like in the magnificent Joni Mitchell song (sung by Indian singer (and activist) Buffy Sainte -Marie which opens and closes the movie),Simon is "captive on the carousel of time ,where the little horses go up and down".His tiny apartment is a time capsule: the "2001:a space odyssey" soundtrack, a photograph of Robert Kennedy,and Neil Young's "down by the river" .

"The strawberry statement" could be subtitled "lost illusions ";the incident in the park was a real eye-opener;it's the failure of non-violence;that the "hero" should be "rewarded" for having been beaten up by the cops -whereas he was assaulted by one of his mates in the showers- clearly indicates that it's no use singing "give peace a chance" For those who lived through those troubled times and who did not realize they were "helpless" (like Neil Young sings in his classic also included in the soundtrack),"the strawberry statement" will remind them of that time when we could imagine that we were a brother hood of men and that strikes and songs and demonstrations could save the world.

Like this? try these....

"Alice's restaurant" by Arthur Penn

"Harold and Maud" by Hal Ashby(also featuring Bud Cort)

"Taking off" by Milos Forman

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